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
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 email@example.com. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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
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
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
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reveal of its
Dome on Hon. Gene Zwozdesky,
September 2. Speaker of the Legislative
Assembly, and Hon.
Heather Klimchuk, Minister
of Culture, with the time