Alberta Day Kicks off Culture Days
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Alberta Day Kicks off Culture Days

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Alberta Day will kick off Culture Days.

Alberta became a province on Sept. 1, 1905, and the government has designated Sept. 1 as Alberta Day to recognize the anniversary and celebrate the province. This year’s inaugural Alberta Day will create ways and means to affirm our province’s cultural, economic and historical uniqueness.

The Ministry of Culture and Status of Women recently awarded 104 grants to organizations across the province to host Alberta Culture Days events.

About $350,000 has been distributed to applicants hosting events in their communities. Five feature celebration sites received funding to host three days of free, family-friendly events. A total of 71 host celebration sites received funding to host at least two days of activities, and 28 pop-up celebration sites received funding for one-day events.

This year’s feature celebration sites are:

  • Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Association
  • Enoch Cree Nation
  • Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society
  • Centre for Creative Arts Society of Grande Prairie
  • High River Performing Arts Foundation

What you need to know

  • Almost 225,000 Albertans participated in virtual and in-person Alberta Culture Days celebrations in 2021, with 49 communities hosting 924 events.
  • Alberta Culture Days started in 2008 as a celebration of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities, known as Alberta Arts Days.
  • In 2009, it changed from a one-day event to a three-day celebration helping to inspire the establishment of National Culture Days in 2010.
  • In 2012, Alberta Arts Days were renamed Alberta Culture Days.

Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in person and online across the province.

Last year, more than 500 communities from coast to coast participated in National Culture Days to increase awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Nationally, Culture Days will be celebrated from September 23 to October 16.




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