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Come Inside for Family Day at the Legislature


Family Day at the Legislature has moved indoors for 2016, and there is plenty of free family fun to look forward to inside.

Family Day at the Legislature
Monday, February 15 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This February 15 all Albertans are encouraged to gather together and celebrate the heart of our province, our families. There is no better way to spend Family Day than making memories with loved ones,” said the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. “Come inside and celebrate Family Day at the Legislature with us.”

Those looking for an indoor option might want to consider Family Day at the Legislature. From the Edmonton Federal Building through the pedway and up inside the Legislature Building you’ll find Family Day magic around every corner.

Uncover the secrets of the Legislature Building with our Lost in the Legislature History Hunt. Experience Alberta’s aboriginal heritage through games and dance with Amanda Woodward-Lamothe and Friends. Build a replica Legislature in the Lego Zone. Catch a performance at one of the Family Fun stages. Grab a bite to eat, get your temporary tattoo and maybe even meet up with some historical characters, musicians and magicians as you rove our halls.

New to Family Day this year is the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, featuring the Pehonan Theatre, Agora Interpretive Centre, Alberta Branded retail store and the feature exhibit in the Borealis Gallery, Alberta and The Group of Seven.

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The Alberta Family Day Act (Bill 1) was introduced by Premier Don Getty on June 1, 1989. It was granted royal assent on August 18, 1989, and officially came into force on February 19, 1990, making it the first such holiday in Canada. Family Day is held on the third Monday in February and is a statutory holiday. The Alberta Legislature has hosted Family Day festivities since 1999.

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