NANTON HAS HEART! Local resident Micheal Sawyer has come forward with a challenge; he is pledging a $3000 donation to the elevators if another business or individual meets or exceeds his donation. Thank you Micheal, and if you are interested in this opportunity email info@nantongrainelevators.com.We were so appreciative of everyone who donated to the 50/50 raffle; if you missed it,  here's another opportunity to make a difference and help us out.

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CAOS Animovies at the Elevators

Friday, March 8 7-9 pm
In collaboration with the Calgary Animated Objects Society Festival of Animated Objects, we present an evening of drive-in Animovies, two 45-minute sets with a short intermission. Limited ticket availability, $40 per vehicle, OR $35 if you are a current CGEDC member! (Message us for the Promo code.) Washrooms and a small concession on site.
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Back to the Future Movie Screening

Saturday, March 23 8 pm
Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the '80s, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. Watch this classic Michael J. Fox film projected on the side of a grain elevator! Limited ticket availability, parking from 7 pm on, indoor washroom and small concession available.
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The Windborne Singers

Don't miss our next musical event Windborne, an amazing polyphonic quartet, who will perform at the Nanton Community Memorial Centre the evening of Saturday, April 6, as well as for a shorter completely acoustic show for a select group at the Nanton Elevators on April 7.
“The most exciting vocal group in a generation,” Windborne’s captivating show draws on the singers’ deep roots in traditions of vocal harmony, while the absolute uniqueness of their artistic approach brings old songs into the present. Known for the innovation of their arrangements, their harmonies are bold and anything but predictable.
With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice.
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Since 1993

Preserving History

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.

 

 

Different view of the orange elevator