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2005 Centennial Sundays at Calgary’s Heritage Park

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Heritage Park invites the public to this special ticketed event, the Chautauqua through the Ages, an evening of family entertainment in the 1910 setting of the park.

Location: Heritage Park, Calgary

Phone: (403) 268-8500

Jasper Heritage Rodeo

August 17–20

Jasper Heritage Rodeo showcases North America’s top professional rodeo competitors. All five pro-rodeo events featured, as well as a local tradition of the Pack Horse Race, involve members of the National

Park Warden Service local tradition of the Pack Horse Race, involve members of the National Park Warden Service and local outfitters. Started by local outfitting families who worked the back country of the park, the rodeo has deep roots in Jasper National Park dating back to the 1920s. It has featured Canadian and World champions since 1990. This year, the theme highlights rodeo’s involvement throughout the province over the last 100 years.

Location: The Jasper Activity Centre

Phone: Stephen Pavlov (780) 852-4622

Red Deer County Homecoming Reunion

August 19–21

Valley Center and Hillsdown communities are joining together to celebrate the centennial and hold a reunion for people who attended school and/or lived in the area. The three-day event will include a banquet, breakfast, penny carnival, ballgames, and other activities for all ages.

For location and information, phone: Malcolm McIlroy, (403) 347-329

Métis Centennial Voyage

August 24–26

The Métis Centennial Voyage begins with an historic voyageur canoe trip on the North Saskatchewan River from Edmonton to Métis Crossing. The boats will travel the route of the fur traders and the explorers as they ventured through the spectacular regions we now know as Alberta. The journey will be guided by Métis people and accompanied by historians and other experts who will share insights of the history and landscape of our river valley. The event will culminate with a centennial celebration at Métis Crossing on the river banks, including fiddle music and jigging by talented Métis artists from across Alberta.

Location: Edmonton to Métis Crossing

Phone: Juanita Marois, (780) 455-0277

RCMP Musical Ride

August 25

The world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride will be featured in the evening at Midnight Stadium, Fort Macleod, located 90 minutes south of Calgary at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 3.

Location: Fort Macleod

Phone: Gordon Macivor (403) 553-2500

RCMP Musical Ride at Fort Walsh

August 27

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Fort Walsh National Historic Site, in partnership with the community of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, are proud to present a performance of the world famous RCMP Musical Ride, dedicated to the centennial anniversaries of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan

The RCMP Musical Ride will be performed on the historic parade grounds at Fort Walsh where the North West Mounted Police practised the cavalry drills which eventually evolved into the modern musical ride. The very first of the force’s signature, black, Musical Ride horses were bred and raised in Fort Walsh.

Location: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Elkwater

Phone: Aaron Domes (403) 893-3777

Alberta 2005 Garden Party

August 28

On Sunday afternoon, Lougheed House will officially open as a public heritage centre, a key event

in Calgary's 100 Years in 10 Days to celebrate Alberta's centennial. Although the National Historic Site has welcomed visitors since May 1, the centennial garden party will mark the grand opening. From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, all are invited to the 2.8-acre site in the heart of Calgary's downtown Beltline District to explore the recently restored 1891 sandstone mansion, take part in heritage activites, enjoy musical entertainment, Edwardian craft demonstrations, refreshments from Isabella’s Café—at no charge! National, provincial, and local VIPs will join Lougheed House dignitaries on stage in the big tent in the backyard for a ceremony at 2:00 pm. People are welcome to dress in 1905-era costuming or in today’s summer wear.

Location: Lougheed House, Calgary

Phone: (403) 244-6333

Medicine Hat Centennial Birthday Party

August 28

A birthday celebration for Medicine Hat and Alberta will coincide with the RCMP Musical Ride at the Stampede Arena. Pioneer Village, which displays working heritage buildings, will host an afternoon of entertainment with local music, clowns, popcorn, snow cones, birthday cake, and a picnic BBQ starting at 3:30 pm, and ending at 7 pm so people can walk over to the nearby arena for the RCMP Musical Ride. Long term residents will receive personal invitations to attend.

Location: Medicine Hat

Phone: Mary Lou Hansen (403) 527-5214

Special events around the province
The RCMP Musical Ride
Jasper Heritage Rodeo
The Official Centennial Celebration will take place at the Alberta Legislature
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre's Carniville of Wonders

top: The Official Centennial Celebration will take place at the Alberta Legislature

far left: The RCMP Musical Ride

left: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre's Carniville of Wonders

Jasper Heritage Rodeo
LEGACY   Fall 2005
LEGACY   Fall 2005

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