Strathcona Celebrates…its history, its people, its military
2013 ignites a year of celebration for Strathcona County. Our community is filled with a rich tapestry of people who have laid the foundation for the success we enjoy today.
|Join the community celebration on August 24, 2013 • FREE pancake breakfast • Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) & Key to the County • Military Parade • Lord Strathcona's Horse - Royal Canadian Ceremonial Mounted Troop performance • Outdoor movie • Plus many more exciting family activities. Watch for all the details.|
Community nonprofit groups/organizations grants
Strathcona County offered grants to assist non-profit groups/organizations who wished to add a “Strathcona Celebrates” component to their 2013 event. This grant was to be used to fund elements of the event that celebrate the County's people, history and military.
The successful recipients are:
|Group Name||Event Title||Date||Amount|
|Josephburg Agricultural Society||Country Classic Anniversary Supper||May 25||$1,000|
|the altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities||5th Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction||June 13||$600|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help||Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Celebrates: Our History and Our People||May 31||$1,000|
|Culture & Heritage Association of Strathcona County||Scavenger Hunt - Cultural/Historical Landmarks of Strathcona County||First two weeks of July||$1,000|
|The Wye String Ensemble Society||Wye String Ensemble Public Concert||June 2||$1,000|
|Wye Community League||Old Fashioned Robin Hood Stew Party||TBD Late summer/early fall||$1,000|
|Linking Generations Society of Alberta||Intergenerational Day||June 1||$1,000|
|Holy Redeemer Band Parent Association||Ardrossan Parade Float||June 15||$1,000|
|Strathcona All-breed Horse Association||Horse Showcase||May 25 & 26||$750|
|Hastings Lake Community Association||Old Time Community Country Fair and Harvest Dinner||September 21||$1,000|
|Navy League of Canada Sherwood Park Branch||Navy League Program Celebrations and Demonstration||August 24||$967|
|Writers Foundation of Strathcona County||2013 Writers Conference||April 27||$700|
|South Cooking Lake Community League||South Cooking Lake Trail Days - 90th Anniversary||August 17||$1,000|
|The Strathcona County Heritage Foundation||Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre||Last two weekends in July||$1,000|
|The Strathcona County Heritage Foundation||Strathcona Celebrates Kick Off Pancake Breakfast||February 18||$1,000|
|Strathcona in Bloom Society||Communities in Bloom 2013 Kick Off||First week in June||$600|
Celebrating history … There is a humble heartbeat that reminds us of the achievements of those who lived here before us. The First Nations people, fur traders, Métis, pioneers and farmers – their legacy is what grounds us, along with our children, in reality rather than artificiality. This year marks the 120th anniversary of the origin of Strathcona County as a municipality, when the North-West Territorial Legislature in 1893 declared Township 53, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian (Clover Bar) as “Statute Labor and Fire District Number Two.” We are proud of our name, as it honours our namesake, Lord Strathcona.
Celebrating people… As Strathconians, we take great pride in celebrating where we have come from. Our current value system was born largely of agricultural roots, where people put in an honest day’s work with a compassionate hand. Our passionate, creative and “can do” spirit has had a strong influence on the direction and success of our community. We celebrate the people who call Strathcona County home.
Celebrating military … On August 24, 2013 we will celebrate our military heritage through a grand-scale Freedom of the City Ceremony and Parade to honour Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) for its valued service to the community. Strathcona County takes great pride in being in close proximity to the Command Headquarters. We are proud to honour all residents who have chosen to serve to defend our freedom.
Stay tuned for upcoming details on the celebrations - we have some big things planned!
The Strathcona County Celebrations Committee was established by Council in August 2012 to plan 2013 community celebrations and to honour the military. The committee is made up of the following members: Mayor Linda Osinchuk, Councillor Linton Delainey, Cindy Hanson (administration), Randy Richards (administration), Sherri-Dawn Annett (administration), Major Robert McKenzie (Lord Strathcona's Horse), Todd Banks (Chamber of Commerce), Dawna Hodgins (public), Erin DiLoreto (public).
Further information: 780-464-8476
Last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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