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May Events Calendar

May, 2017

VASA’S NATURE’S GARDEN GROUP SHOW—From May 2nd to 26th, VASA will feature nine of its artists who have artworks following a nature theme. The opening reception is on May 4th, 6 pm–9pm, which also happens to be St. Albert’s first ArtWalk this season. Featured artists include Al Anderson, Memory Roth, Miles Constable, Judy Schafers and more.
Where: VASA, Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
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ARTWALK—On May 4th, ArtWalk St. Albert will kick off its 15th season. This is the perfect family-friendly opportunity to stroll the District, meet local artists, visit downtown venues and enjoy an eclectic display of artworks. Each month, discover new artworks hosted inside participating venues and meet artists displaying their works outside. This is a free event.
Where: Perron District, St. Albert
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ST. ALBERT POTTERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE—From May 4th to 6th, this annual spring pottery sale stocks functional, sculptural and raku wares all made by community artists and potters. This year’s theme is “Garden Art.” Find handcrafted garden accessories such as bird houses and feeders, plus there’ll be a special selection of donated pots to support ovarian cancer research.
Where: St. Albert Place Foyer, 5 St. Anne Street
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ST. ALBERT SINGERS’ GUILD—On May 12th and 13th, come to hear this local choir pay tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday with a fun-filled and strawberry-inspired social. This is a great way to spend some time with friends and family while listening to songs that will rock your socks and move your soul. There’ll be locally made strawberry gelato and strawberry candy, not to mention door prizes.
Where: Al Shamal Shriner’s Centre, 14510-142 Street, Edmonton
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MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE—From May 12th to 14th, bring your mother to this popular annual weekend event to enjoy blooming gardens, refreshments and maybe buy a rose or two. The Botanic Park’s Gift Shop opens on May 6th.
Where: St. Albert Botanic Park, 265 Sturgeon Road
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AN EVENING OUT WITH SABRINA—On May 5th and 27th, Sabrina Thieven of Sabrina’s Dance Instruction will be hosting two dance nights this month for those of you who love to social dance. Tickets are required for both events. Sabrina’s Dance is celebrating 30 years in St. Albert.
Where: May 5th outing is at the Les Amies Gala Rose Ball (tickets required), and the 27th outing is at the Stony Plain Community Centre.
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LECTURE: HONOURING CAPTAIN ROY BROWN—On May 18th, come hear about Captain Roy Brown from John Chalmers, historian for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Chalmers will talk about this Canadian who was twice decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross and is reputed to have shot down the famous Red Baron in WWI. The lecture begins at 7 pm, $8 for members, $10 for non-members.

Where: Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway NW

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SNOW VALLEY AERIAL PARK OPENING—On May 20th, Snow Valley Aerial Park opens.
The tower is unique to Canada and the “high ropes” industry in that it’s self-contained and free standing. It stands 15 meters high, has three levels above ground including a solid deck. There are over 100 games in varying degrees of difficulty. All guides have been certified by the manufacture and trained in high ropes rescue.
Where: Snow Valley, 119 Whitemud Drive NW
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On May 28th, the St. Albert Cruisers are hosting its 25th Annual Autorama Show and Shine. There’ll be 200 classic cars and trucks, hula hoop contests, photography contest, raffles, A&W Root Bear, McBain Shutterbug Mascots and some great food trucks. This is to help the charity Stop Abuse in Families–Elder Abuse Program.
Where: Fountain Tire and Drayden Insurance, 234 St Albert Trail
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INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—From May 30th to June 4th, come to the largest festival of its kind in North America. It’s a top-notch annual kids’ arts and culture extravaganza that features diverse main-stage acts from around the globe, as well as amazing acts, a beloved assortment of roving artists and high-energy outdoor stage performances.
Location: Various St. Albert venues
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VOLUNTEERING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL—On May 16th and 17th, there will be volunteer orientations sessions for the 2017 International Children’s Festival of the Arts. It’s in the process of recruiting more than 600 volunteers, 12 years and up. The Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of a massive volunteer team. While the Festival would love volunteers to take at least one six-hour shift, the six-hour commitment can also be split up into several shifts as well. Each day has two sessions—6 pm and 7:30 pm.
Where: St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street
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