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Christmas in the Heartland:

Celebrating Rural Alberta!

November 30 - December 1, 2013

Create holiday moments at Christmas in the Heartland! Ice carvings, sleigh rides, festival markets and many more family favourites will be held across eight community halls and churches in rural Strathcona County. The highlight on Saturday will be chili, Christmas-tree light-up and fireworks at Heartland Hall. Arts, heritage, and Aboriginal programs will be showcased at Bremner House on Sunday. Event is free. (Please bring cash for gifts, crafts and food and refreshments. ATM available at Moyer Recreation Centre.)

Thank you to our sponsors: Agrium, Fortis Alberta, Shell Canada, CP Rail, Canadian Heritage and Travel Alberta


A second bus has been added for Christmas in the Heartland on November 30. Riders will be able to visit all venues, leaving Sherwood Park at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 7:30 p.m. Bus tickets are $5 each (or $20 per family). Please phone 780-464-8095 to order your tickets. (First come first serve).

Venues on Saturday, November 30

Venues open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature ice carvings. Heartland Hall opens from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church is open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Brookville Community Hall

Spa day (city spa service at country rates), live entertainment, Ukrainian food demonstrations and pyrogy lunch.
53203 Range Road 212
Contact: 780-998-1975

Good Hope Hall

La Tire (maple taffy), country bake sale, photo opportunities with Le Bonhomme (French snowman)
21076 Township Road 542
Contact: 780-998-4661

Thiel’s Greenhouse (outside Moyer Recreation Centre)

View Christmas tree display using decorations from Mother Nature. Create a free take-home birdfeeder.
54569 Range Road 215
Contact: 780-796-3501

Josephburg Community Church

Performances from Josephburg Choral Society, face painting, rug making demonstration, Mundare sausage, cabbage rolls and strudel
21380 Township Road 550
Contact: 780-998-9331

Partridge Hill Community Hall

Unique hand-crafted treasures, baking, art displays, and concession
22002 Township Road 542
Contact: 780-998-3000

Bethany Lutheran Church

500 Nativities on display, sleigh rides, brass band, and Nativities are lit after 6 p.m.
20577 Township Road 550
Contact: 780-998-1874

Moyer Recreation Centre

Josephburg Men’s Choir, country market featuring local crafts and baking, concession, cinnamon buns (ATM available)
54569 Range Road 215

Heartland Hall

Bookmobile, Santa, crafts, chilli, Christmas tree light-up and fireworks
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (fireworks at 6:30 p.m.)
55305 Range Road 214
Contact: 780-992-6782

Sunday, Dec. 1 Venues

Bethany Lutheran Church

500 Nativities on display, warm drinks and goodies
Open 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
20577 Township Road 550
Contact: 780-998-1874

Moyer Recreation Centre

Free public skating
Sponsored by the Josephburg Agricultural Society
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: 54569 Range Road 215

Bremner House

Arts and heritage activities, sled dog demonstrations, vintage tractors, spinning, quilting, Aboriginal and Métis programming
Open 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
53452 Range Road 225 (Turn north on Range Road 225) from Yellowhead Highway 16)
Contact: 780-231-0782



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