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					                                                                                                                               JULY• AUGUST 2012




InTErPrETIvE CEnTrE                        Canada Day at the Alberta                              Free refreshments, including ice cream and
   & TOUr HOUrS
                                           Legislature                                            iced-tea, will be available.
May 1 to October 15
Every day, including holidays              7 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                       For more information go to
Tours every hour from 9 a.m. to noon                                                              www.assembly.ab.ca/jubileegardenparty
and every half-hour from 12:30 p.m.        Celebrate Canada Day with great food,
Last tour 4 p.m.                           entertainment and live performances! Every
October 16 to April 30
                                           year the celebrations are kicked off at 7
Monday to Friday
                                           a.m. with a pancake breakfast hosted by the            Celebrate Alberta’s
                                           Ismaili community followed by the citizenship
Tours every hour from 9 a.m.
                                           ceremonies on the south grounds. At the stroke
                                                                                                  Legislature Centennial
Last tour 3 p.m.
Saturday,	Sunday	and	holidays              of noon a 21-gun salute will get the party started!    Time capsule 2012
Tours every hour from noon                 New this year, Canada Day at the Legislature will      Celebrate 100 years under the dome! The official
Last tour 4 p.m.
                                           feature three different outdoor stages to suit         birthday	celebrations	for	Alberta’s	Legislature	
Tours NOT available on Christmas Day,      every taste and age group.
New Year’s Day and Good Friday                                                                    were launched on June 18, 2012, with the
                                                                                                  unearthing of a more than 100-year-old time
Pedway Hours                               	 •North	Stage	–	A	diverse	lineup	of	music	
                                                                                                  capsule from the cornerstone of the Alberta
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.          and dance. Artists include Asani, Hibikiya, the
Weekends & holiday hours are the                                                                  Legislature.	Starting	July	1,	the	time	capsule	will	
                                           Command	Sisters,	the	Sugar	Swing	Dance	Club,	
same as the Interpretive Centre.                                                                  be displayed in the rotunda for the summer with
                                           the Awa Odori Club and Zephyr.
                                                                                                  its contents to be revealed at the Party under
Legislature Library Hours
Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    	 •South	Stage	(bandshell)	–	An	eclectic	mix	          the	Dome	celebration	on	September	2.	
Extended	hours	during	session              of musical styling. Jazz, folk, hip hop and rock
Call 780.427.2473 for information.                                                                To	help	launch	the	next	100	years,	a	new	capsule	
                                           featuring	Mireille	Moquin,	Jeff	Stuart	and	the	
                                                                                                  will replace the old one, but we need your help
Sessional Hours                            Hearts,	Reddnation	and	the	Wet	Secrets.
For information on sessional hours,
                                                                                                  deciding what should be included. Come down
tour bookings or educational programs,     	 •Children’s	Stage	–	Magic	and	music	for	the	         to the Legislature or go online to vote for what
call 780.427.7362 or                       young and young at heart with Kent Wong and            you think should be in the 2012 time capsule.
e-mail visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.                                                                Voting closes December 31, 2012.
                                           Bobby Hunter and Raylene Hunter.
MLA and Legislature information
780.427.2826                               Beat the heat with a splash in the wading pools        For more information on the centennial of the
                                           or by touring the Legislature Building during the      Alberta Legislature or to vote go to
Preview highlights Legislative Assembly    open house. While in the building be sure to           www.assembly.ab.ca/100.
events and is published bimonthly by
the Office of the Clerk
                                           check out the 1909 time capsule on display in
Legislative Assembly Office                the rotunda. A complete listing of activities and
801	Legislature	Annex                      performances can be found at
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4.                 www.assembly.ab.ca.                                    Feature Tours to celebrate
Event information may be subject
to change following publication.
                                                                                                  Historic Festival &
                                                                                                  Doors Open Edmonton
Preview is online at www.assembly.ab.ca.
                                           Diamond Jubilee Garden                                 Tuesday to Sunday, July 3 to 8, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If your mailing information has changed
or you would prefer to receive             Party at McDougall Centre                              and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
your subscription through e-mail,
please call 780.427.1302 or e-mail
                                           July 21, 2012, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.                        Museums, historic sites and community groups
laocommunications@assembly.ab.ca.          Join	Lieutenant	Governor	Donald	S.	Ethell	on	July	     across the city are presenting a variety of events
Printed under the authority of the         21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McDougall Centre,           and tours in celebration of our history. Visit the
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of
                                           455	6	street	S.W.,	Calgary,	for	a	grand	afternoon	     Alberta Legislature for a historic persons tour. or
Alberta.
                                           in	celebration	of	Queen	Elizabeth	II’s	60-year	        architectural tour and watch the hallways come
                                           reign. Bring the whole family to enjoy free            to life as your guide in period costume shares
                                           entertainment	featuring	a	mix	of	local	musical	        stories	and	little-known	facts	about	Alberta’s	
                                           talent and a variety of activities for the kids like   legislative past. The free tours begin at the front
                                           fascinator and crown making.                           doors of the Legislature.
                                                July                                                         AUGUST

                                                June	26-July	22	   Freewill	Shakespeare		 	              	   Aug 2 to 5     Big Valley Jamboree
1909 Time Capsule                               	                  Festival	–	Edmonton                       Aug 3-5        Lac La Biche Pow Wow
Unearthing                                      July 1             Canada Day at the                                        Days and Fish Derby
                                                                   Legislature                               Aug 3-5        Blueberry Bluegrass &
The official birthday celebrations for          July	1	            Silly	Summer	Parade	                      	              Country	Music	Society	Festival
                                                	                  –	Edmonton                                	              –	Stony	Plain	
Alberta’s	Legislature	were	launched	
                                                July 1             Canada Day fireworks                      Aug 3-11       Calgary Fringe Festival
on June 18, 2012, with the 1909 time            	                  festivals	–	various	locations             Aug	4-6	       Servus	Heritage	Festival	
capsule unearthing.                             July 3-8           Historic Festival & Doors Open            	              –	Edmonton
                                                                   –	Edmonton	                               Aug 6          Civic Holiday
The time capsule was placed in a                July	4-7	          Southern	Alberta	Summer		             	   Aug	9	         National	Peacekeepers’	Day
hollow behind where the cornerstone             	                  Games	–	Medicine	Hat	 	                   Aug 9          International Day of the
would be laid on the northeast corner           July 4-8           North American                            	              World’s	Indigenous	People
                                                	                  –	Spruce	Meadows                          Aug 9-12       Edmonton Folk Music
of the Alberta Legislature Building                                                                                         Festival
                                                July 6-8           Ukrainian Pysanka Festival
on October 1, 1909. The granite                 	                  –	Vegreville	                             Aug 10-12      InterPLAY Visual &
cornerstone weighing 4,750 kilograms            July	6-15	         Calgary	Stampede                                         Performing Arts Festival
was	laid	by	His	Excellency	Earl	Grey,	          July 6-15          Edmonton International                    	              –	Fort	McMurray	
Governor	General	of	Canada	(1904-               	                  Street	Performers	Festival                Aug 12         International Youth Day
                                                July 7-15          National Fishing Week                     Aug 15         National Acadian Day
1911).                                                                                                       Aug 15-18      Jasper Heritage Rodeo
                                                July 11            World Population Day
                                                July	14-15	        Sourdough	River	Festival	                 Aug 15-18      Calgary International Reggae Fest
A securely clamped copper container,                                                                         Aug	16-18	     Sidewalk	Jamboree	–	Edson
                                                	                  –	Edmonton	
the time capsule is almost 61                   July	18-22	        CentreFest	–	Red	Deer	                    Aug 16-19      Jazz at the Lake Festival
centimetres	(24	inches)	long	by	30.5	           July 19-28         A Taste of Edmonton                       	              –	Sylvan	Lake	
centimetres	(12	inches)	wide	and	tall	                                                                       Aug 16-19      Taste of Calgary
                                                July 20-22         Edmonton Indy
                                                                                                             Aug 16-26      Edmonton International
and reportedly contains artifacts of            July	20-29	        Capital	EX	–	Edmonton	
                                                                                                                            Fringe Theatre Festival
the day as well as items relating to the        July 21            Diamond Jubilee Garden Party at
                                                                                                             Aug	17-19	     Stony	Plain	Cowboy	Gathering
                                                	                  the	McDougall	Centre	–	Calgary	
Legislature Building.                                                                                        Aug 19-21      Edmonton Dragon Boat
                                                July	21	           Canada’s	Parks	Day	
                                                                                                                            Festival
                                                July	22	           Kensington	Sun	and	Salsa		            	
The capsule                                                                                                  Aug	24-26	     Edmonton’s	Labatt	Blues	Festival	
                                                	                  Festival	–	Calgary	
will be on                                      July	21-22	        Fiestaval	Latin	Festival	–	Calgary	
display in the                                  July 26-29         Calgary Folk Music Festival               Have a community event you would like to see
Legislature                                                                                                  published in Preview?
until the                                                                                                    E-mail laocommunications@assembly.ab.ca
official
reveal of its
contents at
the Party
under the
Dome on             Hon. Gene Zwozdesky,
September	2.      Speaker of the Legislative
                       Assembly, and Hon.
                 Heather Klimchuk, Minister
                   of Culture, with the time
                                     capsule.

				
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