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Free Family Fun Awaits at the Alberta Legislature

Visitors to the Alberta Legislature on February 19 will find adventure, history and entertainment around every corner. From magic shows to puppetry, live music to the opportunity to become an Agent of Discovery, the Legislature will be open for Albertans to experience free, family fun.

“The Family Day holiday provides a much-needed opportunity for each of us to reflect on the meaning of family and celebrate the role that families play in building vibrant and strong communities,” said the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “I invite Albertans to make priceless family memories at the Alberta Legislature this Family Day.”

Family Day at the Legislature: Monday, February 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A variety of free activities offer indoor excitement

From getting Lost in the Alberta Legislature to singing along with Michelle & Friends to unraveling the sleight of hand of magician Sheldon Casavant, Family Day at the Legislature promises to be an adventure. The Great Balanzo! and KayBridge Puppets will amaze and delight kids of all ages, and storytime with Rocky the Ram, roving performers and a variety of carnival-style snacks will keep the whole family happy.

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre will feature a whole host of family-friendly activities. The Pehonan Theatre will present Our People Our Province, an immersive 4-D journey through Alberta’s history; the Agora Interpretive Centre will offer hands-on multimedia activities for all ages; and the Borealis Gallery will be showing A Call for Justice: Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988), an inspirational new exhibit highlighting the power of active citizenship. As well, visitors are invited to experience and shop the new showcase, Façonner, in Alberta Branded. The showcase features Alberta-made art and fine craft influenced by the artist’s inspiration to shape, to fashion and to mould.

Mobile game challenges visitors to an outdoor mission

The gamers in the family are sure to brave the outdoors if it involves an augmented reality experience. The Legislative Assembly invites all visitors to get out and explore the Legislature Grounds with Agents of Discovery. The free downloadable game will send users on a mission to discover must-see spots on the grounds.

Visitors are encouraged to travel by LRT to Grandin/Government Centre. The Legislature Building and the Visitor Centre can be accessed by pedway from the Government Centre stop, ensuring travelers stay warm.

For more information visit assembly.ab.ca.

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