Family Day celebration on Monday

On Monday families of all shapes and sizes will celebrate Family Day.

On Monday families of all shapes and sizes will celebrate Family Day.

In our province, the statutory holiday was first celebrated in 1990.

The holiday was first proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, upon the advice of Premier Don Getty. Getty stated, “It was important for all Albertans to take time for their families, and that the holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.”

For 26 years Albertans have celebrated this day in a variety of ways, from spending time with their family to just enjoying a day off.

Several events have been planned in the Lacombe and Blackfalds region.

In Blackfalds, through Winterfest, the Town’s family-fun festival, there are more than a few reasons to come out and enjoy the free family-friendly activities on Family Day, besides the above average winter temperatures.

Winterfest activities like sleigh rides, an ice slide and a penguin dip will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abbey Centre and the Multi-Plex Arena.

In Lacombe a free family skate on Cranna Lake is planned for Feb. 14th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free refreshments will be served at the event sponsored by Central Alberta Youth Unlimited and Lacombe and District FCSS.

The Village of Alix will also play host to a variety of activities along Main Street on Feb. 15th. Sleigh rides, hot chocolate around the fire are just a few of the activities planned from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. next to the Alix Lake entrance.