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Canada Day is celebrated annually on July 1st at CFB Wainwright complete with kids’ activities, a concert, and fireworks. July is a food lovers delight…taste a bit of rural culinary pleasure at the Taste of Wainwright. In August, enjoy the Come by the Hills Music Festival located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre. September is the Scarecrow Festival, stuff your scarecrow and compete for the top prize! In November, salute the veterans and military with Red Friday Remembrance Day celebrations. The Christmas season includes Jingle & Mingle with Santa Claus Parade and lots of craft fairs. There are many opportunities to find that perfect gift in the many stores throughout the holiday season! Sports are aplenty at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHLsized ice surfaces, an indoor running track, and climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts as well as a performing arts theatre.

Historic Downtown Wainwright features a collection of beautifully restored heritage resources including a business district full of 1929 era buildings. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright’s free-standing Memorial Clock Tower. This “Roman Tower” architectural monument built in 1925 was one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. Wainwright’s flower-filled mainstreet, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom, has a vibrant collection of shops, boutiques, and services that provides a shopping experience for all to enjoy. Downtown Wainwright has a flavour of its own. An array of eateries features cuisine from around the globe as well as from our own backyard. Many of the restaurants and cafes are located in heritage buildings with décor tailored to embrace the stories of the town through historic photos and memorabilia.

SHOP Upcycle, recycle, own history and have your antiques appraised at The Iron Raven. Vintage décor, fine arts, and handicrafts are part of the unique offerings here. Gibson's Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. Stop in at the awardwinning Ribstone Creek Brewery while you are here (just a short drive in nearby Edgerton).

Photo Contest Winner Wainwright Stampede by Linda J. Long

Lots of camping is available but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations, Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels and modern hotels. To make your stay complete you will find great restaurants, full-service gas stations, and big-box retailers. continued on page 116...

June 20-23, 2019 www.WainwrightStampede.ca

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