Saturday, February 2, 2013

February events

February is another great month for cultural events in the Peace! It is always exciting to see such an active and vibrant community in these cold, winter months! If you have any events to add, please comment on our blog to let us know what else is going on.

February 6th: Peace River Winter Walks:
Step Up Alberta! is inviting communities to do a winter walk and Peace River is stepping up! On February 6th there will be two different walks available. 
5 pm: Walk in the Hills: Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of our valley! Participants will meet at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery gates and please dress weather appropriate.
5:15 pm: Historic Downtown: Learn about the history of Peace River's downtown district. Participants will meet at the Peace River Museum (10302 99th Street) and please dress weather appropriate.
Afterwards, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Java Domainn will be open with soup and biscuits and Stuart Barr will be showing his DVD compilation of Northern Lights set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Winter Movement.
Finally, at 7:30 pm, there will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in planning, coordinating and raising awareness of cultural events in the Peace River area.

February 15th - 18th: Family Day Weekend events:
Family Day, and the weekend around it, is always filled with events around the Peace!
Snowshoe Adventures: On Feb. 18th, the Museum will be hosting 2 short snowshoeing presentations and walk-abouts with families and guests from either 12:30 to 1:15 pm or 1:30 to 2:15 pm. The event is free. Please call the Museum at 624-4261 to pre-register for the 12 pairs of snowshoes that are available or bring your own!

Carnaval de St. Isidore:  Each year, St. Isidore hosts Carnaval! Visit the link to learn more!

Alberta Pond Hockey: Pond Hockey is alive and well again in the Peace this year! From Feb. 14th -17th, teams from across Alberta will compete on Lac Cardinal. See their website for more details, to register your team or to volunteer.

Murder at Cafe Noir: The Lac Cardinal Regional Performing Arts group is putting on this Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The event will be February 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd and March 1st & 2nd. Tickets are available at Beyond 2000 in Grimshaw and are $30 each.

February 21st: Travelog: Gordon Troup on Scotland: The next in the Travelog series at the Peace River Municipal Library will be Gordon Troup on his trip to Scotland with information on the genealogy research he did there as well. The presentation begins at 7 pm.

February 23rd: 2nd Annual Fashion Show Gala: The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency had a very successful event last year and is bringing it back. Come see local fashions, performers, share a great meal, bid on the silent auction and honor the winner's of the first Spirit of the Peace Aboriginal Youth Awards (nomination package). See their poster for more information.

All month long: Sharon Doucet is our Artist of the Peace for February. We encourage everyone to come down and see her beautiful glassworks!

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