Over the summer we've had many events and excitements! The first event we held was The Parklet Party. During the party there was great food, games and awesome people! The kids really enjoyed the games as they chalked up the sidewalks, threw rings on bottles, and played ping pong.
On July 23rd we had the opening reception for our new WW1 exhibit. The night was filled with speeches, tea leaf readings, and tours of the wonderful exhibit. Come down to the Flatiron Museum & Interpretive Centre to view the exhibit!
We started off Lacombe Days with our pancake breakfast, many people showed up and the food was fantastic! Then it was onto the parade which some of our summer students dressed up and rode in the parade!
We had our gift shop table at the Community Market this summer. The smell of the food trucks and snack vendors made it difficult to sit there without buying something. But once the music in the park started it was easier to sit there and just listen to the music. There was a bouncy Castle for the kids there so when the parents were shopping at the vendors the kids were never bored. It was a great family event every Wednesday.
Over the summer we offered walking tours of downtown/murals at 2pm daily starting at the Michener House Museum. The 45 minute tour included history of the buildings, the stories behind the murals, why downtown is brick and all sorts of little facts about Lacombe.
The visitor rates of all three museums raised substantially this summer, it was great to see everybody coming into the museums. This just shows how more people are interested in local history.
Before the summer was over we had our final summer event which was at Summerland Leisure Park. We had all sorts of fun running this event as there was crafts, a dunk tank, face painting, fingernail painting and much more! The kids were all smiles running around doing all of the activities.