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Province joins united effort to preserve iconic Edmonton church

McDougall United Church

April 1, 2015
Plans to proceed with Provincial Historic Resource designation of the McDougall United Church and a new community partnership have revived efforts to preserve one of the city’s most distinctive heritage landmarks.

News Release
Photos (available following event)
McDougall United Church (Historic and current photos)
McDougall United Church
City of Edmonton Inventory of Historic Resources
Alberta Historic Places Research & Designation
Video (Kokopelli live performance at McDougall United Church)

Calling all Farmers: be an Open Farm Days host

Open Farm Days
March 17, 2015
Farmers and ranchers across the province are invited to open their gates and share their story as a host for Alberta Open Farm Days this summer.

Online Bulletin

Have fun this Family Day with free admission to Alberta’s provincial historic sites, museums and parks!

February 11, 2015
Enjoy all Alberta has to offer this Family Day by visiting our provincial museums, historic sites and parks for special events, including Family Fishing Weekend!

Online Bulletin

Okotoks Erratic selected for CyArk 500 most significant cultural sites

photo of Big Rock
February 2, 2015
The Okotoks Erratic has joined such iconic sites as Mount Rushmore, Pompeii and ancient Thebes on the CyArk 500 listing of the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites.

Online Bulletin
CyArk 500 Challenge
RetroActive Blog: Managing Vandalism with Technology

Volunteer stars honoured

photo of 2014 Stars of Alberta
December 5, 2014
The outstanding contributions of six Alberta volunteers were recognized December 5 in Edmonton with the presentation of the annual Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.

News Release
Award recipient bios
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Floods, fishermen combine for southern Alberta dino find

photo of Partial dinosaur skull
November 12, 2014
It was the catch of the day as two fishermen landed a potentially new dinosaur species uncovered by the 2013 floods.

News Release

Alberta Culture Days block party kicks off on Sept 26

photo of Culture lovers gather around Lego during Alberta Culture Days kick-off announcement. September 25, 2014
September 25, 2014
It's official! The City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary have both proclaimed this weekend to be Alberta Culture Days! It all starts with FREE block parties on Sept. 26, starting at 5 p.m.

Downtown kicks it up a notch at Edmonton Culture Days launch (City of Edmonton)
Culture Days kicks off in Calgary with a free block party (City of Calgary)
Free Concert and Block Party to kick off Alberta Culture Days
Soundcloud audio from the announcement
Photos from the announcement

Alberta Culture Days set to showcase art, diversity and provincial pride

photo of Live Music Red Deer AB Culture Days 2013
September 22, 2014
From Sept 26-28, celebrate Alberta Culture Days with thousands of FREE family-friendly events throughout the province and it kicks off with block parties in Edmonton and Calgary.

Mark your Calendars! Alberta Culture Days is just around the corner
Free Admissions to provincial historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days
Alberta Culture Days: So much to explore and enjoy!

Provincial boost for recovery of flood-damaged heritage sites

photo of the Medalta Potteries - Medicine Hat
August 28, 2014
Owners of heritage properties damaged during the June 2013 flooding are getting a boost from the province with grants to help preserve these treasured historic sites.

Online Bulletin
List of flood recovery grant recipients
Grant Program for the Conservation of Flood Impacted Historic Resources

New Provincial Archives exhibit tells Alberta First World War stories

photo of PR1965.0023-1. Canadian soldiers going over the top
August 21, 2014
Visitors to the Provincial Archives of Alberta can enjoy a free exhibit of vintage artifacts and print pieces that document Albertans' experience throughout the Great War.

Online Bulletin
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Photos: Alberta & Great War Exhibit

New resource helps nonprofits partner with business

photo of the nonprofits voluntary sector toolkit
August 20, 2014
Building Corporate Relationships - A Toolkit for Nonprofits, a new resource developed by Alberta Culture with input from nonprofit and corporate sectors stakeholders, will assist nonprofits in building relationships with corporate sector partners.

Online Bulletin
Building Corporate Relationships toolkit
(PDF - 1.24 MB)
Alberta Culture Community and Voluntary Services

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Last reviewed/revised: April 1, 2015
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