Home front – June 26

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The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society invites you on an plant walk at Fort Normandeau on July 1. And it isn’t just any old plant walk — this is one includes taste testing.

The Edible Plant Walk kicks off at 1 p.m. and will feature a tour around the fort’s grounds to explore some Central Alberta plants that are safe to eat. Registration is not necessary. Admission by a donation of $3 per person or $10 per family is encouraged.

Call 403-346-2010 or 403-347-7550 for more information.


The nomination deadline for the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards have been extended to June 30. The awards recognize an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the protection, preservation or promotion of heritage in Alberta. The awards are presented in four categories: the Heritage Conservation Award, the Heritage Awareness Award, the Municipal Heritage Preservation Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award. Details and forms available online at www.culture.alberta.ca or by calling 780-431-2305.


The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society is hosting a family sleepover at Fort Normandeau on June 30. Families can pitch their own tents or sleep in one of the fort’s teepees. There will be loads of on-site activities for the whole family to enjoy plus a supper and continental breakfast. The sleepover begins at 5 p.m. and runs until noon on July 1. The event is $35 plus GST for a family of five. Registration is required by Thursday. No alcohol. For more information or to register, call 403-346-2010.


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