File photo of Alix Days. photo submitted

File photo of Alix Days. photo submitted

Alix Days Parade slated to run Aug. 13

Enjoy lots of family-fun events over the weekend

By Mark Weber

Lacombe Express

Kicking off with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall, Alix Days 2022 promises to be packed with fun for the entire family.

This year’s event runs Aug. 13-14.

Folks can enjoy the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Fire Hall, right across the street from the Alix MAC School grounds.

Also, the Alix Days Parade is being hosted by the Alix & District Chamber of Commerce.

“We are bringing more people into the parade,” said Arlene Gauthier of the Chamber Parade Committee.

“We would love to see you, your business, your group, your family, and everyone join us!”

Parade participants will line up at the school grounds at 9 a.m. to be ready for judging at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

“I’m looking forward to a very successful parade!”

She added that the Alix Agricultural Society is also organizing the Amateur Jackpot Rodeo which is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. (slack at 10 a.m.) and Sunday at 1 p.m.

And as the day winds down, there will be live music on Saturday evening during the All Ages Cabaret. Other highlights include a beer garden and food trucks as well.

To take part in the parade, organizers are requesting that those interested mail their completed forms (available on the Village of Alix website or the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page) to the Chamber at Box 831, Alix, AB, T0C 0B0.

“So come participate; show us your stuff!”

You can also fax the forms to 403-747-2480, drop them off to Willy Bevan at Ye Old Nooke or email them to options.alix@gmail.com.

She noted that the ultimate goal is to keep building up Alix Days by encouraging local residents to enjoy the festivities and also by planning more events such as show and shines or perhaps a tractor show and shine, too.

“We are trying to get more groups involved,” she said, adding that it’s already great to see the momentum building after a couple of relatively quieter years due to the pandemic.

“I’m really happy to say that it’s all coming together!”

According to the Village website, “Alix was originally named Toddsville after Joseph Todd who first came to the area in the spring of 1900 from Michigan, USA.

“The original quarter, which the Todds homesteaded, eventually became the site of the Village of Alix.”

The Village of Alix was officially incorporated on June 3rd, 1907.

 

File photo of Alix Days. photo submitted

File photo of Alix Days. photo submitted