Art and Ag Festival Saturday

Picture of Wetaskiwin’s downtown during last year’s Ag Festival.  File Photo

 

 
On September 15th Main Street, Wetaskiwin will look quite different. No, don’t expect to see Phase I of the Main Street Revitalization Project to be complete and open to traffic. That won’t happen until mid to late October. But, the 3 blocks west of there will look quite different for a day. The streets will be transformed into a carnival type atmosphere as Wetaskiwin celebrates the 3rd annual Ag and Arts Festival. 
The Festival was created three years ago so the citizens of Wetaskiwin would be provided the opportunity to celebrate their hometown. It has also gained importance as a means for people from surrounding communities to come and enjoy the festivities and to discover what Wetaskiwin has to offer. And the great news - the event is free for everyone to enjoy. 
The streets from the TD Bank intersection to Johnsons Eyewear will be blocked so guests can leisurely stroll along Main Street and enjoy the entertainment and displays offered by the Fire Department, local musicians, painters, photographers, farmers, artisans, restaurants and businesses showcasing their products, services and talents.  The side streets will remain open to enable a flow of north/south traffic. The day will begin with the famous Lions Club’s  Pancake Breakfast.
As Brady Weiler, operator of Cruisers Café at Reynolds Museum and founding member of the ‘shoestring budgeted, but highly successful’ Wetaskiwin Ag and Arts Festival event declared, “This is a Wetaskiwin event for our people to organize and participate in. It’s our community event.”  
Planning has been underway for some time. On March 13th, 2012 Weiler, a catalyst for the event, announced that on September 15th 2012, Main Street Wetaskiwin will be closed for the third consecutive year. 
Brady and his crew of volunteers have proven for two years that this is truly a community driven event funded on a shoestring budget. Judging from the positive comments from people who attended the Festival of Ag and Arts the previous two years, it can be done when a community comes together to support a cause. The cause once again, is to host an event that is planned for all to enjoy while showing pride in our community. 
Want to be involved in this community event?
• local musicians, bands and performers to be part of this year’s community stage. Contact Warren at 780-352-0906
• local businesses, community groups, entrepreneurs and otherwise awesome people to be part of this year’s marketplace. (including food and merchandise vendors) Contact Allan at 780-352-8003
• local painters, sculptures, crafters, quilters and otherwise awesomely artistic people to be part of this year’s Arts & Crafts Pavilion. Contact Terry at 780-352-8042 
This community driven event is a prime example of what can be done on a shoestring budget. It exemplifies what is possible when a volunteer group of community enthusiasts come together to support a cause and provide enjoyment for others. Great volunteers. Generous sponsors.
For more information watch future editions of the Pipestone Flyer or go to the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wetaskiwin-Festival-of-Arts-Agriculture or visit the website http://www.wetaskiwinfestival.com/

 

More Stories:
  • Alberta Farm Days 2014 Discover Alberta’s culinary treasures during the second annual Alberta Open Farm Days, August 23 and 24. “From farm visits for the whole family, to one-of-a-kind culinary experience for foodies, Open Farm Days is a great ...
  • Odysseo By Cavalia – The ‘Fusion’ Show It’s almost impossible to describe the show Odysseo by Cavalia that is taking place in Edmonton, without personally experiencing this unique theatrical performance. It’s not a horse show, although 64 horses participate. It’s ...
  • Making Dreams Come True Imagine for a moment sitting in the front of a race car, feeling the heat of the engine and the roar of the horsepower as it carries you across the finish line in first place. The inner track is filled with other drivers ...
  • I-Robot Arrives In Leduc! On Thursday, July 17th, 2014 two robots arrived at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) on their way to K-Days. For an hour FURO-D and her younger more versatile sister, FURO-S, demonstrated their capabilities to the ...
  • Alberta Prairie Classroom On Wheels (C.O.W. Bus) When did you learn how to read? At the Centre for family Literacy, we believe that literacy development begins at birth. Our homes are our first schools and our families are our first teachers. When children see family members ...
  • Millet And Area Mourns The Passing Of A Giant Submitted by Brenda Jackson Communities are made up of wonderful people, and we are deeply saddened by the loss of one we called ours for many years - Laurence ‘Laurie’ Linaker. If I could describe Laurie in just a couple ...
  • $17,578 Grant Awarded To Warburg Ag Society On Monday, July 14, Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy and MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon, met with Warburg Agricultural Society President Les Nemeth and Ag Society member Treasa Nemeth at the constituency office. ...
  • Stage 7 Of Southfork Set To Go The next phase of development in Southfork will see the long-awaited second entrance put in. During the City of Leduc’s June 14 council meeting, manager of Current Planning and Development Carol Hampton said the second access ...
  • Bike Night Raising Funds For Great Causes Terry Evans of Edmonton Classic Rock Station K-97 hosts, “Bike Night” each Tuesday night at Blackjack’s Roadhouse in Nisku, Alberta. Each week Bike Night raises funds for a charitable cause through the Poker Run and Charity ...
  • Canada’s Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic and we all know about her ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Earhart inspired hundreds of women to become airplane pilots and instill in ...
  • Heimdal Walk For Global Care Heimdal Community Church, located east and a little south of Leduc, held its 39th Walk-A-Thon for Global Care with 77 walkers participating. All of the $70,000 raised by the walkers, plus any additional donations so dedicated, ...
  • RCMP Musical Ride Coming To Leduc The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will bring the Musical Ride to Amberlea Meadows on July 25th and 26th for Leduc and area residents. This will be the Ride’s second visit to Amberlea Meadows, as they demonstrated their ...
  • New Fibre Optic Cables Set To Increase Internet Speed Throughout Wetaskiwin Beginning this summer, TELUS will be connecting more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Wetaskiwin directly to fibre optic cables. This build – which comes at no cost to the municipality or its residents – will bring ...
  • Ma-Me-O Beach Legion Branch Funds Local Reading Program Submitted by Patrick Miller Every summer the Lakedale and Area Community Library Society is involved in a reading program for the children at the Pigeon Lake Public Library in Ma-Me-O Beach Alberta. Royal Canadian Legion ...
  • Jazzy Week In Wetaskiwin Music was the focus for 12 youth (day session) and 8 adults (evening session for 16+) every day from July 6th to 11th at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wetaskiwin. The Church was the venue for the 6th annual Wetaskiwin Jazz ...




 
  • Leduc Radio Ad
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia