Neighbouring town Camrose is throwing its annual Camrose Founders Days party this weekend, Aug. 15-17 and it promises to be a fun, family-friendly event according to organizer Janine Carroll.
The event features free, family-friendly events all day Saturday as well as food booths and a dessert performance of a play, followed by a Sunday matinee performance.
“Since it’s the 100 year anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, we decided to go with a war-themed play,” Carroll said. “It’s all local talent, the actors and directors. Just knowing the actors involved, it’ll be a high-quality show.”
Another feature of the weekend, which celebrates the central Alberta town’s past, is the opening of the solarium at the old school – something not normally open to the public.
“It’s amazing – a mass of perennials and annuals,” Carroll said.
The events take place in Camrose between the two museums, with everything except food and the play being free. For more information, visit www.camrosefoundersdays.com.