Family Events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

7 – 8:30 PM   Indigenous Movie Night  St. Albert Public Library  

Hosted by the St. Albert Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence, Richard Van Camp, this is a rare opportunity to see the work of some of Canada’s best Indigenous filmmakers. For teens and adults. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

9 AM – 5 PM    Dreaming of Canada    Art Gallery of St. Albert
The Art Gallery of St. Albert is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 with a mail art extravaganza. Mail art is a playful artistic movement, centered on the sharing of small-scale art using the postal service. Through Mail Art, the Dreaming of Canada project shares aspirations, hopes and impressions surrounding Canada. Send us your mail art by August 22 to be included in the virtual exhibit. A selection of works will be selected from the project for an exhibition during Alberta Culture Days. The full exhibit and more information on taking part is available at http://dreamingofcanada.ca/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 

9 AM – 5 PM    Dreaming of Canada    Art Gallery of St. Albert
The Art Gallery of St. Albert is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 with a mail art extravaganza. Mail art is a playful artistic movement, centered on the sharing of small-scale art using the postal service. Through Mail Art, the Dreaming of Canada project shares aspirations, hopes and impressions surrounding Canada. Send us your mail art by August 22 to be included in the virtual exhibit. A selection of works will be selected from the project for an exhibition during Alberta Culture Days. The full exhibit and more information on taking part is available at http://dreamingofcanada.ca/

10 AM – 4 PM     Watch, Create & Play!   St. Albert Place 

The St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council will be set up in the studios and halls of St. Albert Place for the following exhibits and interactive demonstrations and crafts:

  • Painter’s Guild – painting canvasses and doing pastels
  • Potter’s Guild – wheel demonstrations
  • Paper Arts Guild – calligraphy and book binding
  • Floral Arts Society – corsage making
  • Quilter’s Guild – hands-on quilting activity

10 AM – 12 PM   Celebrate!  St. Albert Public Library  

A drop-in program for families. Come design and build your own cardboard box car and then drive it into the Library’s “movie theatre” for some great Canadian, family-friendly films from the National Film Board.

11 AM – 1 PM    We Are All One!  St. Albert Farmer’s Market
Enjoy the music and dance of the many cultures that make up our community – Arabic, Ethiopian, Scottish, Irish, East Indian, Latin American, Aboriginal, Chinese and more! Participate in a group photo project – have your photo taken and mounted on the large Canadian flag. This presentation provided by the Welcoming & Inclusive Community Initiative – It Starts With Me (St. Albert Community and Social Development) and The Collective. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

2 – 3 PM   Calling the Northern Lights:  Family Storytime   St. Albert Public Library

Writer-in-Residence, Richard Van Camp, takes families on a magical journey through story.