Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is closed until further notice. Check out our Blog for art activities and up to date news! All programs/events/tours have been cancelled up to and including June 30. We are currently working on protocols to potentially re-open in July. Details to come soon.

Welcome to Red Deer Party

Jul 17th, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome to Red Deer Party

Date: July 17  1 – 4 pm

Howdy Partner! Join us in welcoming all newcomers to Red Deer. Whether you are a seasoned local or a new arrivee to our city come down to experience a western themed party! This family friendly event will feature: A Western Band - Country Friends, Western Games, Crafts, Free Bandanas (limited quantities) and Pancakes!

Donations welcome. All ages invited.

As part of the programming activities for the exhibition, Canada: Day 1 that comes to Red Deer from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, this exhibition focuses on the first day experiences of Canadian immigrants; from first encounters to finding your way and reflecting on shared experiences.

We are extending a warm invitation to all new immigrants to our community and ask that Red Deer’s more seasoned locals join us in giving them a warm western welcome.  There will be pancakes, local western band ‘Country Friends’, games, crafts and handkerchief tying at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.  There are a limited number of handkerchiefs so get there early. “Red Deer has a history of welcoming new comers to our community.  We wanted to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to those families who have made Red Deer home this past year.”  Kim Verrier, Coordinator of Visitor Experience.

Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and supported by the RBC Foundation.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada for programming, marketing and exhibition costs related to hosting Canada: Day 1.

Country Friends

Country Friends

"Five individuals, who all love country music & who enjoy playing it are coming together to play this traditional style of music which is a big part of rural Alberta life. All have played together at one time or another.

Linda Brandson was born and has lived in and around Olds most of her life. Linda has been playing music on pianos, organs, key boards, accordions & fiddles for over 55 years for churches to social dances.

Anna Bowles was born in Manitoba and has lived in various parts of Canada. This gave Anna the opportunity to play bass & rhythm guitars for the past 55 years all over Canada. Anna now lives in Olds.

Albert Bond born in Innisfail AB In 1931. His mother helped him find love of music early in his life. He started at an early age playing the slide trombone. He later self-taught himself to play guitar and sing. He performs with his daughter, Deborah & her husband Richard Popovich as part of the Saddlesore Comedy show band. Albert calls Innisfail home.

Rodney Soonias was born on the Red Pheasant First Nations in Saskatchewan. Rod has played in a variety of band through the years. He now lives in Sylvan lake were he has lived for 30 Plus years Still enjoys playing the fiddle.

Don Fletch grew up on a farm just south of Olds & always enjoyed listening to & singing along with country music. After moving back to Olds, he eventually started getting back to music, going to karaoke hosting & singing to playing live guitar & singing in a variety of bands.

Hope All Enjoy What We Love Doing."

Travelling Exhibition from the Aga Khan Foundation is making an appearance at our Welcome to Red Deer event!

The Aga Khan Foundation is bringing their interactive exhibition, Together: an Exhibition on Global  Development to our July 17th event.  They will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm. This mobile exhibition is an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory experience designed to spark conversations about the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty.

They will be parking in-front of the museum and it is free to the public.

For more info visit the below links:

Promotional Video


Global Citizen Quiz

Tour Schedule

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