Current & Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. The AGM allows us to elect trustees and report to the public and our members about our progress in 2015. The event begins at 6 – 7 pm with refreshments, appetizers, and desserts by Uptown Catering. The AGM is at 7 pm, followed by a presentation on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) by Gwen Crouse and Sharon Morin at 7:30.

Get additional details about the event, including our AGM package and Annual Report here

Our AGM is open to all current Arts and Heritage members and the community; however, if you would like to vote, either a $20 individual membership or $30 family membership is required. Annual memberships are available in advance or at the door.

In order to ensure quorum and confirm numbers for catering, please RSVP to Suellen at 780-651-5739 or suellenp@artsandheritage.ca by Thursday, May 12.

We hope to see you there!


 

Saturday Family Programs

The Museum hosts regular family drop-in programs the second Saturday of the month. Each month features a different theme. Starting in April, these programs will be all-day, self-guided activities.

Upcoming dates:

May 14: Sun Catcher Butterflies, to Celebrate St. Albert and the 35th anniversary of the Children’s Festival

June 11: Make-Your-Own Temporary Tattoos, to welcome summer!

March 12: Decorative Drums, program has been postponed until the summer. Please check back this coming June!


Summer Drop-in Programs 

Suggested donation of $2 – 3 

Summer programs are back at the Museum and Heritage Sites!

Homemade Mondays at Father Lacombe Chapel
Mondays: July 11 – August 29, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm

Tuesdays Together at the Musée Héritage Museum
Tuesdays: July 12 – August 30. Hour long guided programs begin at 10 am and 1 pm

Game Day at the Little White School
Wednesdays: July 13 – August 24, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm

Craft Thursdays at the St Albert Grain Elevator Park
Thursdays: July 14 – August 25, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm


Historic Walking Tours

Suggestion donation of $2 – 3

Join us for Historic Walking Tours of St Albert’s past and discover what makes our city unique! Walking tours run throughout the summer St Albert’s riverside, historic downtown, and Mission Hill. All tours meet at the Little White School (2 Madonna Drive) at 6:30 pm. The Downtown Tour is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, while the Riverside Tour is about 1.5 – 2 hours.

  • June 23 – Downtown
  • July 7 – Riverside
  • July 21 – Downtown
  • July 27 – Mission Hill
  • August 11 – Riverside
  • August 17 – Mission Hill
  • August 25 – Downtown
  • September 8 – Riverside

Backpack Walking Tours

Rent a backpack from the Musée Héritage Museum (suggested donation $5) and head out to enjoy your own Walking Tour! Backpacks are equipped with resources that will enhance your Walking Tour as you learn about the history and ecosystem of the Sturgeon River.


Canada Day

July 1 from 12 – 4 pm

Join us on July 1 for Canada Day at the Grain Elevator Park, Little White School, and Father Lacombe Chapel.


The Food Trucks are Coming

They’re back! The food trucks return to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food! Visit the idyllic park setting, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy the region’s best food trucks!

Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day) from 1 – 5 pm

Join us for a family-friendly Sunday picnic date with a fun, old-fashioned penny carnival. A perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day!

Friday, August 26 from 5 – 9 pm

Close out your summer as the food trucks return to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park for a second event! Join us for great food, beer gardens, and tours of the historic grain elevators.


Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 11 from 12 – 4 pm at the St Albert Grain Elevator Park


Urban Agriculture in St Albert and a Food Forest Course

Create Your Own Food Forest!

May 20 – 24, 2016

Want to grow an incredible abundance of food, medicine and biodiversity right where you live?

Food forestry is an ancient approach to creating multi-tiered perennial food gardens that are patterned after natural forest eco-systems. With carefully selected and placed trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, self seeding annuals, mushrooms, and if desired, small livestock such as bees and poultry, these gardens become largely self-sustaining and highly productive, while providing excellent habitat for other beneficial species.

In this workshop you will explore the forest gardening model as a viable alternative for the Alberta climate in both urban and rural settings including the fundamental principles of forest garden design and the great range of possible plant species for our region.

Using the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park as our living laboratory, we will move through all of the steps from observation and site analysis, to developing a vision, creating a design, preparing to implement and installation the food forest, so that you are well-prepared to take on your own project!

To register, or for more details on the workshop including pricing for individual workshops.

For additional information on either course, please contact jillyc@shaw.ca

Urban Agriculture Conversation Series

Location: All programs take place at the Glasshouse Bistro at the Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, St Albert

Repair land. Grow food. Build community.: Thursday, April 14, from 7 – 9 pm

Local teacher and entrepreneur, Kenton Zerbin will make an inspiring, overarching presentation on the subject of permaculture, providing you with illumination and ideas for making an abundant garden, an efficient home and a thriving community. This is a perfect introduction for those who want to start growing their own food, to improve their home or garden, and to learn how humanity can be a regenerative force on this planet. Learn about this growing movement that has national governments, world renowned scientists and backyard gardeners alike feeling optimistic and creating change on the ground. What you will leave with: money and time saving ideas for how to improve your garden, land and home; local community connections & networking contacts; bundles of optimism & hope. Register on EventBrite.

Create a Green, Water Efficient Garden & Property~ filtered edition: Thursday, April 28, from 7 – 9 pm

Learn how to design water efficiency and resiliency for your home and garden, saving you money, work, and making your property lush and healthy. In this 2 hour program, we will cover techniques for capturing rainwater, storing it and using it effectively. Kenton Zerbin ‘filters’ his considerable and exciting knowledge on water capture through to us so we can apply it to our home and landscape. Register on EventBrite.


Learn more about past events at the Musée Héritage Museum and St Albert Heritage Sites, including the food truck events, Harvest Festival, and more!


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