ST. PATRICK'S DAY LIGHT DISPLAY
Yes, 'tis mid March when we all could use a wee bit of luck 'o the Irish, especially this year! Thanks to Leo Wieser and Lori Stuart for being the troopers they are setting these up, the board members who have been scheduling their days around turning the lights on and off, and to Geoff Murray/Brisket Case, Gary Stuart, Because I Said So, MTM Equipment, Bleeding Art Industries, and Power Productions for their support in time, money and materials to help make this happen.
DRIVE-IN FILM FESTIVAL WITH CAOS & IFAO!
Check it out! We're partnering with CAOS - the Calgary Animated Objects Society and the Festival Of Animated Objects for our first DRIVE-IN FILM FESTIVAL!
Shows are on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3 at 8PM and 10PM.
The early show is a family-friendly viewing from Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry, Handmade Puppet Dreams.
The late show is an age 13+ series of shorts curated by Amber Twoyoungmen. This fascinating and entertaining program of family-friendly shorts from around the world uses stop-motion, puppetry, and animated objects to explore the human condition in relation with the land, the environment and space.
Tickets are $40/ vehicle. A 'Box O Treats" will be provided to each vehicle upon arrival, courtesy of Stuthornes. Spots are limited - so don't wait to get your tickets! Click here to get yours.
In the early 2000's the abandonment of the Canadian Pacific railway threatened the demolition of the historic grain elevators that stood next to the railway in the Town of Nanton. The citizens of Nanton rallied together for the protection and preservation of the towns historical landmarks. The town formed a historical society named "Save One" as the original goal of the society was to save the largest of the two standing grain elevators.
The undertaking was a big one and it took three years to achieve. But the incredible effort put in by the many volunteers and local businesses proved to be so successful that they were able to save all three of the remaining buildings. The gracious donations provided by members, local farmers and ranchers and local businesses have helped in replacing the railway tracks next to the elevators and helped to restore the buldings to their former glory. The most notable restoration was painting the former Alberta Wheat Pool elevator back to its original green and the Pioneer elevator back to its original orange and yellow.
Thanks to the society and local contributions the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre has been established and aims to educate visitors about the town's, and Alberta's, agricultural history.