Celebrating Alberta Day: Premier Kenney
Premier Jason Kenney issued this statement on the first official Alberta Day, on the province’s 117th birthday:
“Alberta became a province on Sept. 1, 1905, starting its people on more than a century of achievement that built a uniquely Albertan identity, spirit and pride.
“In a new annual tradition, Alberta Day will bring us together from all backgrounds to celebrate who we are, where we came from and what kind of future we can realize together.
“Alberta’s story starts with Indigenous Peoples, cultures and customs rooted in a pristine land. It continues with the courage of pioneer farmers facing extraordinary challenges to build families and communities. It’s a modern story of entrepreneurs making the most of natural resources, of visionaries leading the world in science, technology and medical research.
“Celebrate this first official Alberta Day by taking in free events around the province Sept. 1-3. Enjoy concerts featuring Alberta talent, a marketplace of locally grown and made products, and kid-friendly entertainment.
“Whether your family has been Albertan for generations, or this is your new home, this day is all about you. It’s all about us. Together.”