In the summer of 1999, Legends Car Club was born in the basement of a house in Altona with a small group of friends. Since then, it has grown to include over 90 members that participates in many car shows in and out of the province, and has the reputation of being one of the most active clubs in the province. Legends Car Club hosts many events throughout the year, including informal meetings on Tuesdays, the annual Drive for Cancer, Show in the Park, and the annual Airport Drag Races.
Vincent Van Gogh painted a series of seven paintings depicting sunflowers in the late 1800’s, which feature his unique style of abundant light, colours and thick, short brush strokes. Van Gogh saw the sunflower as a symbol of life and hope. During the time that artist and art educator, Cameron Cross, taught in Altona he developed the vision of a giant steel easel displaying a likeness of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. This landmark stands 76’6” high and is on a 3-legged steel easel. It is a symbol of international fine art and celebrates Altona’s reputation as the Sunflower Capital of Canada. Cameron Cross continues to pursue his dream of erecting seven giant Van Gogh sunflower paintings around the world. In 2017 the painting was taken down, completely re-furbished by the original artist Cameron Cross, then re-erected. It again stands tall and proud against the prairie sky!
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … everywhere you go …” and especially at the Museum! See the Homesteader’s Village in a new light when it’s all dressed up for the holidays! Discover the lights in the village in a (free) sleigh ride and warm up in the Pioneer Centre for fun games and a craft with hot chocolate! Make sure to stop by the bonfire for a hotdog snacks. Bring your family and friends and create an old-fashioned Christmas memory! Cost: $8.00 / vehicle (includes free sleigh rides) Bus groups: $2.50 / person (reservation required for bus groups) Hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee or tea are available at reasonable prices.
December 13-15 and 20-22, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm