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St. Albert Cemetery

  • Corporate body
  • 1945 -

In 1946, the Edmonton Military Hospital (Jesuit College) was used as a tuberculosis treatment centre for Aboriginal peoples in Alberta and the Western Arctic. Of the patients, a total of 98 Aboriginal people who had died from TB and could not be returned home for burial were buried on federal land near the Indian Residential School which was operated by the United Church of Canada. Many of the people were buried in unmarked graves, especially Inuit. The Indian Residential School managing the site closed in 1968. In 1979, 2.56 ha were transferred to St. Albert for a civic cemetery. On June 22, 1990, a cairn recording the names of the individuals buried there was dedicated and the Aboriginal Cemetery plaque unveiled. The St. Albert Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of St. Albert in the interest of the public. All monies received from Cemetery Services are utilized in the administration, development, extension and perpetual care of the cemetery.

Dixon, Richard

  • Person

Richard Dixon is from Edmonton, Alberta. For the last 30 years he has created paintings that are historical dramas of life in Western Canada during the eras of the fur trade and native occupation of the land, many of which hang in major corporate, government, museum and private collections worldwide. His project "Alberta History Project" included 100 fully developed paintings of the Alberta region from 1754 to 1905, and was presented at the 100th anniversary of the Province of Alberta. His series "The Canadian Spirit Series" was the official gift presentation at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

A SENSIBLE Choice committee

  • Corporate body
  • 2001

A citizen action committee called "A S.E.N.S.I.B.L.E. Choice" was formed to draw attention to the problems of the Proposed Ray Gibbon/Riel Drive Road. Dawne Fowler, wife of Richard Fowler, was heavily involved in planning and speaking on behalf of this committee. The committee was involved in organizing information meetings, presenting at City Council, hosting a petition, and running ads in the Gazette.

St. Albert Centennial Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1966

The City of St. Albert formed the St. Albert Centennial Committee for the purposes of organizing activities for Canada’s centennial as well as promoting the event and celebrating the event with the rest of Canada. The St Albert Centennial Committee was formed in April 1966 and its members included Mr. DF MacEachern, Mr. C Tennant, Mr. D Hunt, Mr. R Russell and Mr. G Curial.

Arden Theatre

  • Corporate body
  • 1984 -

When St. Albert Place was being built in 1982-83 there was a contest to name the future theatre. A winner was chosen out of a number of great submissions. The winner was Shyamal Bagchee, and his suggestion was to call the theatre the Arden. Welcoming more than 65,000 patrons to over 150 events annually, The Arden has presented excellence in artistic programming for over 30 years, offering a variety of music, theatre, and dance events for arts lovers of all ages.

St. Albert Summer Games Society

  • Corporate body
  • 1979

St. Albert opened its doors to young athletes from across the province in 1979, when the city hosted the Alberta Summer Games on August 2-6. The Games featured "Festival '79", a cultural celebration designed to enhance the Games through the involvement of the cultural community. The Festival ran for 17 days, and included events such as a craft fair and sale, a fiddling competition, a backgammon tournament, plays, street dances, and a seniors' choir festival.

St. Albert Olympic Celebration and Torch Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1987-1988

The St. Albert Olympic Celebration and Torch Committee was created in 1987. In 1988, the Winter Olympic Games were held in Calgary, and as a precusor to the games, the Eternal Flame, representing the spirit of the Olympic movement, was the centre of a relay across Canada on its way to Calgary. When the flame passed through St. Albert, an event was organized by the Olympic Celebration and Torch Committee so that St. Albert's citizens could get the opportunity to see the torch and the city could celebrate the Olympics in Alberta. Alderman Margaret Plain was chariman of the Olympic Celebration and Torch Committee. The committee planned many activities and celebrations, including the Olympic Torch party, Saturday, February 6, 1988 at St. Albert Place; and the Olympic Torch Relay, Wednesday, February 10, 1988, when the torch passed through St. Albert on its way to the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.

St. Albert Comets Hockey Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1976

St. Albert Comets Hockey Club was registered as a corporation with the Alberta Consumer and Corporate Affairs Companies Branch on June 7, 1976. The Comets were a member team of the Alberta Major Intermediate Hockey League (AMIHL). They operated under an executive of President, Vice President, Secretary Manager, Time Keeper, Goal Judges, Statistician, and an advertising committee of three persons. 20 players were involved. The financial responsibility of the club toward its players was to supply them with equipment and transportation only. The players did not contribute financially toward the club. They donated their time for practice and games, and helped the club by selling various types of raffle tickets. All executive and other members were local people. Of the 20 players, 7 were local and 13 were from the surrounding area.

St. Albert Minor Baseball Association

  • Corporate body
  • 1973 -

The St. Albert Minor Baseball Association (SAMBA) started in 1973 and was incorporated in 1977. The Legion Memorial Park started in 1979 which assisted the City with hosting the Alberta Summer Games during 1979. In 1977 the Ladies Auxiliary started. Expansion and facilities improvement were included in the Red Willow Urban Park Master Plan in 1992. The group has enjoyed the support of the St. Albert Legion. Renovation of facilities, including the clubhouse, was started with a $200,000 grant Community Facility Enhancement Program for Legion Memorial Park expansion and upgrading. The new clubhouse was opened in 1993.

St. Albert Children's Theatre

  • Corporate body
  • 1981 -

In 1978 the City of St. Albert introduced performing arts programs that were more relevant to community theatre. By 1979 the City had shifted the program’s emphasis to children’s theatre. In 1981 the City created a Cultural Leadership Coordinator position, which helped focus this programming to develop leadership skills in youth. This focus led to the inception of Imaginings — the City’s 1981 summer drama program. Imaginings presented St. Albert’s first all-children production, The Hobbit. From that, St. Albert Children’s Theatre was born.
In 1983 St. Albert Place opened its doors and St. Albert Children’s Theatre (SACT) became its "resident" company. SACT put on regular spring and winter productions. Also utilized were summer students interested in careers within the theatre community, giving them practical experience. As well as the larger productions produced by the theatre, the organization has also offered drama summer camps.

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