Historical village brings in season with two events
Fashion show is this month followed by vintage auto event
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 06:00 am
Jane Duncalfe, events coordinator for the Innisfail and District Historical Village
The Innisfail and District Historical Village is ready to roll and strut its stuff to open a new season.
The village is preparing to show off plenty of beauty to the public with the Tea, Fashion Show & Antique Appraisal on May 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Innisfail Library/Learning Centre.
“The village is hosting it and it’s an old-fashioned fashion show,” said Jane Duncalfe, events coordinator for the village, adding antique appraisals will be made for $5 per antique.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the village, Red Apple or The Old Creamery Antiques.
Two weeks later on Saturday, May 27 the village is showcasing its finest classic old automobiles at the 13th annual Vintage Vehicle Show and Rotary Pancake Breakfast.
“This year the Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club is also participating and the Shriners are once again bringing in their Tin Lizzies and doing a little demo with them,” said Duncalfe, noting the event is one of many fundraisers the village does every year.
“Everything we do, the money goes right back to the village to keep the buildings and artifacts going,” said Duncalfe.
She said gates at the village open at 8 a.m. for the vehicles and 8:30 a.m. for the pancake breakfast, which runs to 11 a.m. The vintage car show goes to 1 p.m. The show will be followed by the sight of a caravan of vintage cars that will tour through town, stopping at seniors’ residences at Sunset Manor and Autumn Glen.
“We’ve done it (tour) in years past but we have not done it for a couple of years,” said Duncalfe, adding the May 27 show at the village will also include a bounce house for younger children. “The Innisfail Fire Department will be there with their engine and the kids always love that. We are also trying to get the RCMP to come out. We have various businesses in town that are donating prizes for the winners of the car show.”
Admission for the May 27 event at the village is $7 and that includes the pancake breakfast and admission to the grounds.
For more information on both events this month contact the village at 403-227-2906 or go to its website at www.innisfailhistory.ca.