Hundreds of Calgarians lined up at Heritage Park on Saturday morning, some literally by the bus full, to take in the park’s official season opening ceremonies.
The park began this season with special guests Elder Clarence Wolfleg, and Calgary Roughnecks Harrison Matsuoka and Reece Callies holding a mock lacrosse faceoff. Fitting for the park, the lacrosse sticks were antiques.
The park has a number of new attractions this year for visitors. Among them is a new turn-of-the-century veterinary exhibit, brand new Indigenous programming with dance set to the music of Peter Gabriel, and the two-acre natural resources area.
And for fans of 19th Century farm life in Alberta, the park has double the number of animals available to see on their working farm.
“We’re elated to be able to welcome our guests back to Heritage Park Historical Village with even more for them to see and do,” said Lindsey Galloway, president and CEO of Heritage Park Historical Village.
For more details on upcoming events and programming at the park, see heritagepark.ca.