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Budget 2015 helps keep creative industries jobs in Alberta

November 18, 2015

Budget 2015 allocates $36.8 million for creative industries to support Alberta’s screen-based production, sound recording and book and magazine publishing industries, and to meet current commitments within the sector. The funding includes an increase of $11 million for the Alberta Media Fund.

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Alberta Media Fund
Budget 2015
Culture and Tourism Budget

Alberta’s charitable tax credit supports giving across the province

November 12, 2015

Albertans are encouraged to take advantage of one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada while supporting the province’s outstanding charities.

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Alberta's Charitable Tax Credit

Awards celebrate best of visitor service

Two Ammy awards on a counter.
October 2, 2015

Albertans who go the extra mile to help travellers at visitor information centres have been recognized with Ammy Awards.

Named for Alberta’s official gemstone, ammolite, the Ammy Awards honour visitor information centres and staff that exemplify the hospitality the province is known for through creative and professional approaches to meeting visitors’ needs.

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Visitor Services Program
Culture and Tourism Blog

Entrepreneurs: capitalize on tourism

Two guys laugh while on segways.
September 21, 2015

New and improved tools and services are now available for entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding their tourism business.

The tourism entrepreneurship program includes one-on-one advisory services, regional workshops and partnerships to connect entrepreneurs with resources.

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Enjoy free admission at Alberta’s provincial historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days

photo of Rutherford House
September 18, 2015

Alberta families will be able to visit many of Alberta’s historic sites and museums for free as the province celebrates Alberta Culture Days September 25-27.

Fourteen of Alberta’s provincial historic sites and museums will be offering family-friendly programs for visitors during the weekend. Click the link below for a complete list of programs.

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List of participating provincial historic sites and museums programming

Heritage preservation efforts supported

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August 26, 2015

Albertans working to preserve heritage buildings and create awareness of our province’s history are getting a boost through the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Online Bulletin
List of grant recipients
Heritage Preservation Partnership Program guidelines

Alberta Culture Days only a month away

photo of Cardston courthouse
August 25, 2015

Alberta Culture Days takes place Sept. 25 – 27 celebrating our provincial arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit.

Online Bulletin
List of Celebration Sites

Hanna’s iconic railway roundhouse designated during Railroaders Reunion

photo of Hanna railway roundhouse
August 6, 2015

Railroaders and railway enthusiasts will join to mark the designation of the Canadian Northern Railways Roundhouse in Hanna on August 8 during the Railroaders Reunion.

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Canadian Northern Railways Roundhouse - Alberta Register of Historic Places
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Hanna Roundhouse Society
Historic Places Research & Designation

Ukrainian Day packed with fun at the Ukrainian Village

photo of Ukrainian dancers
August 4, 2015

On Sunday, August 9, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village invites visitors to celebrate Alberta’s rich heritage and vibrant Ukrainian community. The festival pays respect to pioneer families who settled in east central Alberta more than 120 years ago.

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Outstanding students receive Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal

photo of Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
July 31, 2015

Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal received their awards today from Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell in a special ceremony at Government House.

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Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Awards

Experience Alberta agriculture during Open Farm Days

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July 11, 2015

Albertans looking for a unique tourism experience will have the opportunity to visit farms and ranches during Alberta Open Farms Days, August 22 and 23.

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Find a culinary experience
Visit a host farm

Help salute Alberta's outstanding volunteers

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July 9, 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The awards celebrate local volunteer heroes whose efforts have made a lasting impact on their communities and lives of Albertans.

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Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
Past award recipients

Share your discoveries of artifacts and fossils through Report a Find

A man sorts through newly discovered dinosaur bones after the floods of 2013
June 9, 2015

The floods of 2013 revealed numerous archaeological and palaeontological sites along southern Alberta rivers. Learn more about your discoveries of artifacts and fossil and help preserve these valuable resources through the Report a Find program.

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Report a Find

Visit the Royal Alberta Museum before its treasures are packed

A boy looks at a museum display
June 8, 2015

Visit the Royal Alberta Museum before its treasures are packed for the move to the new location in downtown Edmonton. The current site remains open until December 6.

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Royal Tyrrell Museum unveils new dinosaur: "Hellboy"

Royal Tyrrell Museum unveils new dinosaur: Hellboy
June 4, 2015

A new species of horned dinosaur - one of the most impressive discoveries since Triceratops – has been unveiled at the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s newest exhibit, Fossils in Focus.

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New buildings help complete Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

New buildings help complete Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
May 29, 2015

Step back in time to the early days on the Prairies as the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village opens five new buildings.

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Province joins united effort to preserve iconic Edmonton church

McDougall United Church

April 1, 2015

Plans to proceed with Provincial Historic Resource designation of the McDougall United Church and a new community partnership have revived efforts to preserve one of the city’s most distinctive heritage landmarks.

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Photos (available following event)
McDougall United Church (Historic and current photos)
McDougall United Church
City of Edmonton Inventory of Historic Resources
Alberta Historic Places Research & Designation
Video (Kokopelli live performance at McDougall United Church)

Calling all Farmers: be an Open Farm Days host

Open Farm Days
March 17, 2015

Farmers and ranchers across the province are invited to open their gates and share their story as a host for Alberta Open Farm Days this summer.

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Have fun this Family Day with free admission to Alberta’s provincial historic sites, museums and parks!

February 11, 2015

Enjoy all Alberta has to offer this Family Day by visiting our provincial museums, historic sites and parks for special events, including Family Fishing Weekend!

News Release

Okotoks Erratic selected for CyArk 500 most significant cultural sites

photo of Big Rock
February 2, 2015

The Okotoks Erratic has joined such iconic sites as Mount Rushmore, Pompeii and ancient Thebes on the CyArk 500 listing of the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites.

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CyArk 500 Challenge
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