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Be part of history and have a fantastic time! Join in the 2015 Camrose Founders Days Festival, August 14 16, 2015! The twelfth year for this annual three day history festival has something for everyone.

Step back 100 years and imagine life in a prairie town at a time of war. Hear about a soldiers experience as Camrose honours Theo Bailey community founder and First World War veteran. Life would never be the same for the young men returning from the front lines, but Bailey was determined not to let his experiences stop him from making his fine community better. Experience Theo Bailey first hand as James Hudec steps into his character, giving us a modern day glimpse into the life of a soldier. See Hudec at the Opening Ceremony (Friday afternoon) and at both museums on Saturday, as well as the Sunday service. When our city does something, it done up right. View and enjoy a the scene tour of our fabulous new City Hall, completed and opened in June 2015. Two tours are available and light refreshments will be served.

Drop in, visit awhile! Enjoy light refreshments, neighbourly conversation and welcome the promenade entries.

Shake out your Klondike clothes, don a fancy hat and join in. Fun for all ages and you could win one of two 50 dollar bills. The Promenade will walk to the Messiah Church for tea, and then return to the Bailey Theatre for the Opening Ceremonies. Please join in this community celebration, honouring our 2015 founder, Theo C. Bailey.

All Scouts, past and present! Celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Camrose. View a display at the opening ceremonies and contribute to the display at the Centennial Museum. Call 780 672 3298 to learn more.

Be sure to view the First and Second World War historical displays and Camrose historical inventory display. Hear about some of the early Camrose families who lived in selected homes and learn about early pioneer architecture. Very unfortunately, our usual tour guide, the entertaining Miss Signe Spokkeli is away and not able to join us, but the tour will go on.

Do you ever hear whispers in the wind? Hear music where there should be none?

Our evening ghost walk (actually a bus ride), is led by Janine Carroll, the Camrose Ghost Lady. and hear some of the stories from the eerie side of Camrose.

Saturday, Aug. 15

There are only three events on Saturday but what events they are. lots of time to take in both.

Visit the Camrose Railway Station Park (4407 47th Ave.). Their exciting Firebox Festival is a fun packed day for all members of the family. Free train rides on the Mirror Lake Express, children activities and games, and enjoy the sounds of the ever popular Station Swing Band.

What is a Beanery lunch? Find out in the Railway Tearoom where a light lunch and deserts are available for purchase. Be sure to look through their fabulous White Elephant Gift Shop, stocked with unique items (some antique), making it the perfect place to find that hard to find gift.

The Camrose District Centennial Museum (4522 53rd St.), will host their annual Family Culture Craze. Join the festivities the Tent at the Camrose District Centennial Museum and meet artists and crafters, visit the genealogy booth, celebrate a century of Scouting in Camrose. Watch a blacksmith at work, see and hear antique tractors and vehicles including the 1912 Steam Engine.

Ladies from our Horticultural Society will have a display and words of wisdom for anyone wanting some plant advice, fantastic music and entertainment.

Visit the ATCO Energy Education Mobile, on site all day. It a unique learning experience designed for kids to learn about Alberta energy resources and how to use our resources wisely. This free and interactive, one of a kind experience has been travelling across Alberta to schools and communities since 2010, and it Camrose turn. It features four interactive learning stations including a touch screen computer game on Alberta energy landscape and a newly added to Win energy efficiency challenge that tests visitors on their energy smarts to win prizes!

The Friendly Dogs hotdog stand will be on site all day. Buy lunch for the family. Choose from their jumbo beef or polish dogs, cheddar or cheddar/jalape smokies. They also have a variety of chips and beverages available for purchase.

Also at the Centennial Museum, experience some About Time Productions drama fun. (ages 3 8) drama games and fairytale story telling
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