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Mosques in Alberta - tells about the arrival of the Muslim people in Alberta and the mosques they built (Running Time: 2:08 minutes) Video provided by the Doors Open EduKit, a Hertiage Community Foundation project. WATCH

Confederation - a nation is born, a young nation among many older nations and a new nation with a voracious appetite for real estate. The Americans were stretching West as well. Video provided by the Treaty 7: Past and Present, a Hertiage Community Foundation project. (Running Time: 2:08 minutes) WATCH

Metis Jigging - These Elders are taking part in a traditional Métis jig at National Aboriginal Day 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta. Their dancing is a form of recreation, and helps them stay fit. Video provided by Elder's Voices, a Hertiage Community Foundation project. (Running Time: 47 seconds) WATCH


Alberta Moments are one-minute, public service announcements (PSAs), written and produced by the Heritage Community Foundation, based on significant moments in Alberta's heritage. Our goal is to stimulate learning and increase awareness by educating Albertans and Canadians alike in a compelling and inspiring way. We cover subject areas and themes which form the basis of the Foundation's Alberta Online Encyclopedia, including Aboriginal, culture, education, history, nature, science and technology. Currently ten PSAs, nine of which are in English and French, are airing on television stations throughout Alberta in prime and non-prime time:

  • Shaw Cable: Edmonton and Calgary

  • ACCESS Learning and Skills Television: Edmonton

  • City-TV: Edmonton and Calgary

  • Global Television: Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat

  • CBC - Edmonton and Calgary

  • CBC Newsworld: Calgary

  • Radio-Canada, Edmonton

Celebrate Heritage - All Albertans - rural and urban -- are encouraged to get out and explore their heritage. (Running Time: 59 seconds) WATCH

Où est Ivanko? Le Patrimoine Ukrainien de l'Alberta - Shot on location at Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, this PSA recognizes the east central area of Alberta at the end of the 19th century as being the largest settlement of Ukrainians outside of Europe (Running Time: 1:00 minute ) WATCH)

Les Métis: Le Chemin de Nos Ancêtres - Canada's "forgotten people" are remembered in highlights from a centennial canoe voyage and cross-country journey. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Francophone - Broadcaster, professor emeritus, and playwright France Levasseur-Ouimet unlocks the door to Alberta's rich Francophone heritage. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Political Beginnings - Inauguration Day, 1 September 1905, is remembered, and Alberta's first Legislative Assembly meets for the first time in its temporary location at McKay Avenue School. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Alex Decoteau - The exceptional life of Alberta's first Aboriginal police sergeant, Olympic runner and WWI hero Alex Decoteau is told through animation created by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Doors Open - Based on the successful national and international tourism initiative, Doors Open Alberta celebrates the people, places and architecture of our province. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Nature's Laws - Aboriginal People of all regions in the world traditionally have governed themselves through complex legal codes and other governance tools. This animated introduction was created by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Pow Wow - Meaning and symbolism of the Pow Wow is explored in animation by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

Petroleum - To veteran tool push Vern Hunter, Leduc #1 was just another drill site in a long line of dry wells. Vern's son Don recounts how all that changed on 13 February 1947. (Running Time: 1:00 minute) WATCH)

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