Drayton Valley Communities in Bloom
The Drayton Valley Communities in Bloom committee has continued to be active in promoting multi-generational education opportunities with a focus on stewardship and involving partnerships with local stakeholders. Our most notable project of the past two years has included the creation of Historical Plaques on buildings in the downtown area. To date we have four plaques, with a pamphlet to direct persons on a “historical walk” around town. A Historical App is being investigated to expand on the information this provides for this ongoing project. In 2015 our group granted financial support of the Legion’s display cabinet, the DV Legacy project and the ECDC insect discovery program. Our summer movie offering was “Footloose” which was a free community event in our Omniplex. In September we supported the EPAC Alberta Culture Days program featuring the University of Alberta Symphony; in October an important fall highlight was the planting of Dutch Canadian Friendship tulips at the south entrance to town. We continue to work on erecting historical plaques around town as part of a history walk/tourism initiative, and have had some involvement with GET/food security group relative to the learning garden in front of the civic centre.
Our Lawn Chair Theatre (the outdoor movie reinvented) has been an annual event for the past three years. Once again we provided a free, family oriented winter event as we present the “Princess Bride” at the end of January, where the community was invited to bring their own chairs &/or blankets and free popcorn and hot chocolate was provided. All of the feedback from the evening was very positive as the community was very receptive and thankful for the event, especially that is was free and a nice night out in the winter.