There’s plenty planned by Sylvan Lake’s Centennial committee and the library to celebrate Alberta Culture Days this weekend.
Several of the events will showcase local talent, said Brenda Dale, chairperson of the Centennial task force.
The House of Music classic concert is beginning at noon Saturday at the gazebo in Lions Legacy Park. This is the concert which was cancelled on the 1913 Days weekend due to inclement weather.
There are several reasons to visit the Municipal Government Building (town hall), from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. People involved in creating a time capsule in 1988 for the town’s 75th anniversary will be on hand to open and display its contents. There’s a Centennial quilt display and a chance to see the Legacy Art Project created with help of Grade 7 students. It was unveiled during the building’s grand opening Wednesday. The artistic endeavours of entrants in the Centennial Art Contest will also be displayed, said Dale.
Activities at the library get underway tomorrow (Friday) with children’s story time en francais from 4-5 p.m. (pre-book, limited space). On both Friday and Saturday the library is the location for experimenting with art. Play and experience different art forms from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s a Photoshop for Beginners course taking place from 10:30-12 noon on Saturday (pre-book, limited space). Then from 1-2 p.m. it’s Henna @ the library. Dale said that’s hand decorating.
The art gallery at Community Partners’ location on 50th Avenue will be open from noon-3 p.m. with Mary Grace making cupcake art.
Free popcorn and lemonade will be served and there’s a charity BBQ.
The second performance of the Seniors Drama Troupe play “The Peer Project” takes place Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. It’s about the 1928 Women’s’ Institute initiative to have a wooden pier built into the lake. The first performance, in June, was sold out and there are just a few tickets left for this show. Contact Brenda Dale at 403-887-3937.
Then Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Memorial Presbyterian Church is hosting the Doll Sisters from Rocky Mountain House and an old fashioned ice cream parlour. Tickets are $20 each and available at the church.
“We’re encouraging people to take a stroll, walk Centennial Park and enjoy the historical plaques that have been erected on the towers,” said Dale. The plaques were a joint project of the town, summer villages around the lake and the Centennial committee.