In 2005, Albertans had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kick up their heels and celebrate a century of accomplishment as a people and a province. And they did it spectacularly. In hundreds of communities – from Fort Chipewyan to Granum, Bonnyville to Grande Prairie – Albertans caught the Centennial spirit and put on a year-long party to remember. They welcomed the Queen, wrote songs, raised funds for charity, relived history, watched fireworks, created magnificent legacies, left stirring messages for future generations – and ate lots of birthday cake – in cities, towns, hamlets and schools across the province. Alberta’s Centennial – a Celebration! captures the people of Alberta in photos, video and in their own words as they joined family, friends and neighbours to honour their province’s 100th birthday. From family reunions, homecomings and fairs, to
parades, plays and picnics, this book and accompanying DVD present a loving portrait of Albertans at their proudest, most creative and most joyful.