EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM
February WINTER FEST
This year our annual event will look a bit different. Ice carving will be located in the Greenwood Campground adjacent the gazebo. Each ice sculpture will feature local animals! Inside the gazebo we will have an ice chair or 'thrown' and we encourage everyone to "TAKE A SELFIE". We have set up a filter on Snapchat and Instagram and want you to share your selfie with the museum and Town of Sundre. When you do your name will be entered for a free family museum pass. The ice sculptures will be ready to enjoy family day long weekend, February 13th until the ice melts. Shake things up this family day long weekend!
Since we cannot have our local art show and sale, the museum is going to create an online artist and artisan directory. If you are looking for some unique, one of a kind pieces of art look no further. Support our local artists. What kind of artists? ALL kinds! We have fine art, sculpture, fabric, metal, quilt, singer, songwriter, instrumental, and everything else under the sun. Click HERE to see who we have so far and contact the museum to have your name added. In addition, we are working with Humble Pie Productions to create a local artist / artisan marketing video. For more information on this event click this link: https://sundrewinterfest.com/
Friday, February 16th 7pm. We are looking at making this a digital meeting. Please stay tuned as we confirm digital links. We are looking for new board members. Please don't forget to renew your membership with us. Thank you Sundre! Come see what we've been up to, join our team, volunteer and help us "Celebrate the way we were".
May 18th - International Museum Day
Each year we celebrate museums! The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organized on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or an entire week. IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago. All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day. Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories. Click here for more information: https://icom.museum/en/our-actions/events/international-museum-day/
June INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
Each year on June 21st the world comes together to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Due to the recent lifting of restrictions our pioneer village WILL be open from 11am - 3pm for a special tipi raising, blessing and teaching.
June Sundre Pro Rodeo and Parade
Yeehaw! We love our rodeo and can't wait to invite you to our community. Have time between events? Stop in and visit us or click HERE for the rodeo website with up to date information on this years rodeo events. JUNE CANCELLED -------- RODEO TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 6, 7, & 8th.
July 1st CANADA DAY
The 3rd annual Car Show has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please note: The museum gallery and world of wildlife will be open from 10am - 5pm. Regular admissions apply.
A FREE formal flag raising ceremony and community BBQ hosted by the Town of Sundre Council along with a number of family friendly events will take place inside the pioneer village starting at 11am. Everyone is welcome!
Come see local singer songwriter Tate Irving perform at the village stage.
The evening will finish with a fireworks display at 11pm. We encourage you to follow the signs and socially distance.
Click the text to view the power point.
October 31st HAUNTED VILLAGE
Mr. Ryan Beck began the tradition of an indoor haunted house while teaching here at the Sundre High School. Working with the leadership club he and his students organized this annual event for years. When Mr. Beck was diagnosed with cancer all of the halloween materials he accumulated over the years were donated to us. In 2020 we hosted our first ever haunted village with the help of Donovan Beck. It was very successful and we hope to offer this spooky event again this year and many years to come. With the covid-19 pandemic our committee will continue to monitor the recommendations outlined by Alberta Health Services (AHS). STAY TUNED. We hope to offer 2 unique experiences based on the feedback we received last year. A youth friendly event that runs from 6pm to 7pm and the main event to run. from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. **Weather dependant.
Admission is cash or non perishable food donations (per person). Supporting our local food bank and museum.
December SUNDRE SNOW FEST
The 2020 photos with Santa and Mrs Claus were a success. If you did not receive your photos please call the museum as we have them with us.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic we will update our website and social media platforms to ensure everyone knows what is happening. If you have taken part in the annual cookie walk fundraiser in the past and are interested in participating again, please let us know.
2018 - 2068