GAMES Entertainment Let us entertain you Airdrie welcomes all GAMES participants, guests – everyone – to the Alberta 2014 Summer Games. With extended hours throughout the GAMES, you’ll want to visit our museum, take a ride on our railroad and checkout our library, now with ‘Alberta-wide Borrowing.’ Our newly renovated performing arts facility, The Bert Church Theatre, will offer performances on Thursday and Friday of the GAMES.
Nose Creek Valley Museum
With over 100 years of local history on display, NCVM offers a most interesting glimpse into life in the area when Airdrie was known as ‘a days ride north’ (out of Calgary.) NCVM (403) 946-6685 nosecreekvalleymuseum.com
Iron Horse Park
The miniature trains, track and landscape represent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from the prairies to the coast. Take the 1.6km interpretive journey aboard one of the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives and get a feeling of what the railway was like during our pioneer days. The journey will take you over hills, across trestles and through tunnels. Snacks and souvenirs can be found in the full size replica of a CPR station. Picnic tables provide a place for family gatherings. IHP (403) 948-2601 ironhorsepark.net
Airdrie Public Library
Open throughout the GAMES with extended evening hours you will be welcome to watch movies, play board and computer games (Wii and X-Box) plus, with the newly introduced ‘Alberta-wide Borrowing,’ you will be able to checkout library items for return at your own library. APL (403) 948-0600 airdriepubliclibrary.ca Live
The Bert Church ^ Theatre
In the afternoons, an internationally recognized ‘Kids Fest’ act will entertain with a family-friendly performance, followed by a sponsored post show reception in the theatre lobby. In the evenings, Airdrie’s own Nose Creek Players will present two 1-act plays: ‘FOKE’ by BJ Ronnback is a musical comedy that’s right out of everyday Alberta. Two ‘gentlemen’ vie for the attention of a young lady – Wendy, the bar waitress. Say no more . . . ‘If it’s Not Too Much Trouble’ by Trevor Poelman was the winner of the 2013 Toronto Fringe festival. A comedy about family, with all the quirks, messes and joys that are all too familiar. Both plays will tickle your funny bone – guaranteed! A sponsored reception in the theatre lobby will feature art work by area artists. BCT (403) 948-8824 thebertchurchtheatre.com guidetoairdrie.com
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