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Garage Sale Saturday!

Saturday May 4th  10am - 4pm

Village of Empress Annual Garage Sale is coming up so if you live in town it's time to clean up the garage, the basement and your closet so that you can sell all the stuff you don't want any more to your neighbours  or maybe to folks in Acadia Valley and Oyen.

If you want to be on the map call Pat at 403-565-0009 and she'll give you star billing.


Youth Group Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday May 11th  1:00 - 3:00 pm

The kids are going to raise money by washing the dirt and grime off your filthy vehicle.  Their plan is to set up shop in from of the Community Centre at the same time that the Hall Committee is holding their Plant and Pie Sale.

So park your car in front of the Hall, go inside and buy a few flowers and a couple of pieces of pie, then waddle forth to admire your shiny car all the while tossing the kids a couple of bucks.


Plant and Pie Sale

Saturday May 11th  1 - 3 pm at Community Hall

The Hall Committee is fundraising with pies and posies on this date.  Save yourself a trip to the garden center by purchasing your bedding plants in Empress this year.

A slice or two of homemade pie is always good for your sense of well being so be nice to yourself. 


The Great Plains Musical Duo
Darrel DelaRonde and Saskia

Thursday, May 9th 7:30pm                       Tickets $15

Fabulous Canadian music with Bluegrass, Folk, Celtic and Country flair!  Darrel and Saskia say that they write, record and perform "the very best music we possibly can" and are looking forward to entertaining at the old CPR Station Museum in Empress. 

The style, the stories and the beautiful harmonies truly impress.  Don't miss out.

Tickets are available at That's Empressive or by phoning 403-565-0009.

The Station has been lovingly restored by the old folks in the Empress and District Historical Society.  It's an intimate venue with lots of character . . . always worthy of their fundraising efforts.


Archaeology Forum

Saturday June 1st  10am - 1 pm

The largest intact First Nations ceremonial site in North America extends for miles along the hills that rise above the Red Deer River near Empress.

Professors Barney Reeves, Margaret Kennedy and Dr. Ernie Walker will be on hand at the restored CPR Station Museum on Railway Avenue to talk about the discoveries they made last year and the history of this prehistoric site. 

There's no charge for the event but it is sponsored by the Empress and District Historical Society and donations are very much appreciated. 

Lunch will be available for sale and then an escorted site visit may be possible if the weather cooperates.

For information call That's Empressive at 1-403-565-0009.


Family Fun Camping Weekend

Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 25th

Designed for families who want a touch of what fun was like in "the good  ol' days". when cell phones, i-pads, computers and televisions didn't define kids' entertainment . . . brought to you by the Empress and District Historical Society!

Two days of  games, treasure hunts and races with a parade of decorated bicycles, face painting, a bouncy castle,  a Wheel of Misfortune (think The Price is Right), and for those who want a REAL whiff of prairie fun . . . a game of COW PIE BINGO!   Yeahhhh!!

But the big attraction for the weekend will be a professional MAGICIAN as the ‘headline’ entertainer at the restored CPR Station Museum on Saturday evening.  There'll be a small charge/per family to attend that event but SUPPER IS INCLUDED!

Unless they're called to duty, the local Fire Department will be on hand to teach your kids how to use a foam extinguisher and we expect a handsome RCMP officer to don red serge and strut his stuff! 

Our Village is fortunate to have a Water Park that's open daily from 9am to 9 pm.  It's the place where toddlers, teenagers and old fogies go to frolic and cool off. 

Out-of-towners can register at That's Empressive for one of the Village campsites.  Cost is $22 per night for a fully serviced site or $15 for an unserviced site. The Village has two campgrounds . . . both have water and electricity, but if you need shower and washroom facilities plan on staying at the Peter Fidler campsite near the river.

Check back periodically for updates or call 403-565-0009 for information.


Pub Night with Alyssa McQuaid

Saturday August 30th  8pm                 Tickets $15

Country music with a folksy flair.

Alyssa McQuaid sometimes travels with the pack as lead singer for Coyote Junction, but when she drops into the CPR Station in Empress to entertain at the local historical society's Pub night she'll be singin' solo . . . accompanied only by her Taylor guitar.

Alyssa works hard at her singing/songwriting career.  She was a songwriting finalist at The Nashville Connection competition in Greenville South Carolina and won the Network National Singoff in Dallas Texas. 

She's a busy lady climbing up the entertainment ladder so catch her while you can.

Tickets are available at That's Empressive or phone 403-565-0009.


Whistle Stop Supper featuring the Cappon County Crick Watchers

Saturday September 28th  6:30pm  Tickets $40

The Cappon County Crick Watchers are the featured entertainment at the annual Whistle Stop Supper in the restored CPR Station Museum in Empress, Alberta. 

Doors open at 5:30.  Country cookin' served at 6:30 with the Crick Watchers to follow.

Tickets available at That's Empressive 403-565-0009 or from members of the Historical Society.  Limited seating so buy early.


Potluck at the Friendship Centre

6:00 pm Second Monday of Every Month

  • If you don't cook - bring a jar of pickles!
  • New members welcome
  • Bring a friend
  • Card games or other entertainment to follow

Cribbage in Arena Games Room

The cribbage players are working hard in the fields.  They'll deal you in again after the harvest!

  • After Harvest:   Wednesday evenings
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Play starts at 7:00pm sharp.
  • Cost is $5 per person...all entries paid out each night.
  • $1 goes into the loonie pot as a prize to the winner of each 19 hand.
  • Alcohol available at $4 per drink
  • For information phone Sandra 403-664-9345

Christmas Potluck with Santa

       Saturday, December 14, 2019 6pm in Community Hall

  • EVERYONE invited...bring Great Granny and Uncle Leroy
  • If you can't cook bring pickles!!
  • Santa says he'll be there