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TOWN OF STONY PLAIN 2013

Summer Festivals & Events Calendar JULY 1

Canada Day Celebration

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 10AM-4PM

JULY 1–31 “Wood Fired Pottery” Exhibition featuring Tammy Parks Legge History-On-The-Go – Horse & Wagon Mural Tours

JULY 7

Great White North Triathlon

JULY 13

Healing Arts Day

JULY 17

Stony Plain Youth Centre Birthday Party

JULY 20

History-On-The-Go – Horse & Wagon Mural Tours

JULY 27AUG. 28

The Works of Tanya Harnett

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1-4PM

ALLAN BEACH RESORT/STONY PLAIN, START TIME: 8AM MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 10AM-4PM STONY PLAIN YOUTH CENTRE, 4-6PM

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1-4PM

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE – PUBLIC ART GALLERY

AUG. 2-4 Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival HERITAGE PARK

AUG. 1-31 “Summertime Blues” Exhibition, featuring Bruce & Donna Wakeford PARKLAND POTTERS’ GUILD – CROOKED POT GALLERY

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Use the Summer Festivals & Events Calendar on the reverse as a guide to the many activities and events happening this summer.

JULY

PARKLAND POTTERS’ GUILD – CROOKED POT GALLERY

JULY 6

AUG. 10

History-On-The-Go – Horse & Wagon Mural Tours

AUG. 14

Shikaoi Park Fashion Show

AUG. 15

Outdoor Movie-in-the-Park

AUG. 24

Stony-a-la-Carté – Local Food Gourmet Dinner

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1-4PM

STONY PLAIN YOUTH CENTRE, 4:30-5:30PM HERITAGE PARK, 9PM

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 5:30 & 9:00PM SEATINGS

AUG. 30- The Works of Elizabeth Verhagaen MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE – PUBLIC ART GALLERY SEP. 25

Summer in Stony Plain JULY 1 - SEPT. 30, 2013

SEPT. 3-28 “Queen of Hearts” Exhibition featuring Jeanette Wright PARKLAND POTTERS’ GUILD – CROOKED POT GALLERY

SEPT. 7

Rayanna’s Country Fair

SEPT. 8

Rotary Run for Life

SEPT. 8

History-On-The-Go – Horse & Wagon Mural Tours

SEPT. 14

Back to Basics: Sustainable Living

SEPT. 14

Community Street Market

PERC BUILDING, 11-3PM

HERITAGE PARK, START TIME: 8AM MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1-4PM

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1OAM-4PM DOWNTOWN STONY PLAIN, 10-4PM

Did you know? Stony Plain maps and mural guides are available online at stonyplain.com or at the Visitor Information Centre (4905-51 Ave.)

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ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS SEPT. 25

New York Times Bestselling Author Kelley Armstrong

SEPT. 26

An Intimate Evening of Improv, with Multi-Youth Productions

SEPT. 27

Marty Chan, Children’s Author

SEPT. 27

Music a la Carté, featuring the Swiss Men's Choir, with the Mill Creek Colliery Band. Dessert, Chocolate & Wine Reception with Tina Tolen, Red Seal Chef, and Peter Johner, Swiss Chocolatier

STONY PLAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 7-9pm STONY PLAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 7-9pm

STONY PLAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 9:30AM–2:30PM

ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, 6PM

SEPT. 28

Neighbours’ Cultural Showcase

SEPT. 28

Harvest Festival

SEPT. 28

Stony Plain Harvest Music Festival

SEPT. 28

Historic Downtown Artisan Events

SEPT. 29

History-On-The-Go – Horse & Wagon Mural Tours

STONY PLAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 10:30-3:30PM STONY PLAIN & PARKLAND PIONEER MUSEUM, 11AM-4PM STONY PLAIN & PARKLAND PIONEER MUSEUM, 2-9PM DOWNTOWN STONY PLAIN

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE, 1-4PM

Full information about the many cultural and recreational opportunities, festivals and events in Stony Plain this summer is available at stonyplain.com.

Stony Plain is a community crafting experiences from traditions that feel good, connected, and real. We are alive, wearing culture on our sleeve, as a celebration of artistic expression – be it a musician on a street-corner, a colourful splash of heritage on our murals or galleries that showcase the work of re-owned local and international visual artists. Stony Plain is creativity on display, youthful exuberance… and life lived to the fullest.


UNITING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ART

Colour that Bridge! Community Bridge-Painting Project Did you know there are 22 bridges in Stony Plain? This summer, adopt-a-bridge and help brighten up our community! During the first two weeks of August, take part in the community’s largest collective painting project. Paint a bridge and have a BBQ on your block to celebrate. Get to know your neighbours and Live Out Loud! Visit stonyplain.com to learn how you can become part of the Stony Plain Painted Bridge Project!

ORIGINAL, AFFORDABLE ART

PRESENCE OF THE PAST

The Parkland Potters’ Guild “Crooked Pot Gallery”

The Multicultural Heritage Centre

4912 - 51 Ave. parklandpotters.com Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A CANADIAN’S RENDEZVOUS WITH CULTURES

Canada Day Celebrations Multicultural Heritage Centre 5411 - 51 St. multicentre.org July 1: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For 35 years, more than 60 members of the Parkland Potters’ Guild have celebrated their love for the fine craft of pottery, generating original works at, and in, the on-site studio. Hand-crafted inspirations of the imagination are available for sale at the Crooked Pot Gallery. Take home a hand-made, local treasure for your home or garden.

The celebration begins with the Old Town Stony Plain Parade at 10 a.m. Follow the parade to the Multicultural Heritage Centre, and participate in a variety of free family activities, including:

Walking Mural Tours Walking Mural Tours are an exciting opportunity to bump into some of the historical characters depicted in the murals. You never know who you will encounter!

5411 - 51 St. multicentre.org Open: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission by donation

• Opening Ceremonies featuring the Command Sisters, the Bearhead Sisters and Inuit Throat-Singer, Peggy Richardson • Government of Canada Citizenship Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. • Main-stage performances, art displays, food vendors and horse and wagon rides • Kid’s Zone – Face-painting, balloon-twisters, Kids’ games, a bouncy tent and pony rides • Tipi Village – Featuring a Grand Entry, drummers and dancers, Inuit throat-singing, bannock-on-a-stick, traditional hand games and Aboriginal artisans • Show-and-Shine Zone – Wheels of every description!

STEP INTO A TIME MACHINE

Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum 5120 - 41 Ave. pioneermuseum.ca Open: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. Tea House: Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission by donation It takes one look at aging and worn, turn-of-thecentury dental tools to step into a time machine and imagine how different – and perhaps not as comfortable – life was not so long ago.

HISTORY-ON-THE-GO

Horse & Wagon Mural Tours In 1989, Stony Plain was one of the first communities in Canada to start a murals collection. More than two decades later, the town’s heritage is recorded in beautiful outdoor paintings that adorn 32 buildings in the community. Each summer, hundreds of people venture on a bumpy ride through history on traditional horse and wagon tours. Learn about the life and times of Stony Plain from experienced guides. Tours begin at the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Call 780-963-2777 to book your spot on the wagon. Advance booking strongly recommended.

SUMMER IN STONY COMPLETE EVENTS-LISTINGS!

Next door stands Opperthauser House (1910). An operating general store, complete with old-fashioned candy, vintage toys, jewellery, local crafts, souvenirs, and home décor for sale, the store is reminder of how it once served as a general beacon of life staples on the prairie.

Stony Plain is home to three scenic parks, one of the last-remaining outdoor pools in Alberta, a brand-new spray park, thirty playgrounds and more than 25 kilometres of asphalt trails. Play a round of golf, or check out the BMX Track and Skateboard Park with your family. All are great places to spend the day!

on-site. Butter from the store? Ha! Say “hi” to the butter-churn. Set-it-and-forget-it with today’s washing machine? Imagine it as a day-long, hand-spun chore-of-yore. Each of the museum’s 6000+ artifacts – from household items to large farm machinery has its

CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE, EMBRACING OUR FUTURE

own story to tell about courageous, enterprising, and independent pioneers who forged a future from a fist-of-will.

Sept. 25 - 29

Of the 17 buildings through history, 10 are historic, including a 105-year-old log house, which has been restored as The Tea House that serves home-made

Have you visited Stony Plain’s Historic Main Street lately? The heart of the community is downtown Stony Plain, which is full of charm and character. Take a stroll down Main Street, and experience one-of-a-kind cafés, independent boutique stores and quaint restaurants. Downtown Stony Plain is the location of many murals. These historical images complement the old-style shop-fronts, tree-lined streets and traditional lamp posts, creating a unique setting for a memorable summer day.

Recreation & Summer Fun

Say good-bye to the air-conditioned combine and say “hello” to demonstration of traditional harvesting on five of the nine planted acres

lunches and desserts that hit the spot.

Visit stonyplain.com for the

There’s something to be said about tradition: home-made and hand-crafted. More basic. A spirit of pioneering and homesteading in a demanding land. Such a spirit is reflected in the Multicultural Heritage Centre. A 1920s-era brick schoolhouse features a museum, a public art gallery, historical archives and the Homesteaders’ Kitchen - famous for its delicious, home-made pies.

Take A Stroll Down Historic Main Street

Alberta Culture Days Stony Plain is an official 2013 Alberta Culture Days site and is celebrating with a series of events that include authors, theatre, music and all genres of art. Interactive activities will take place at the Stony Plain Public Library, the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum, the Multicultural Heritage Centre and on Historic Main Street. The focus: to showcase Aboriginal traditions, the founding cultures of the region and the richly diverse cultures of new Canadians who have chosen to make Stony Plain home.


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