What's New

If you’re curious about What’s New at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, you’ve landed in the right spot! This page showcases select archival records that we have recently received as well as current & past exhibits and upcoming events. This page will be regularly updated, so come back often to ensure you don’t miss anything!

“150 for 150” in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank

150 for 150 Food Bank image: PAA # PR2005.0335.0113.0046

“150 for 150” is an initiative to raise 150 lbs of food for the Edmonton Food Bank to celebrate our latest exhibit - 150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever. The exhibit highlights Canadian firsts that were done by Albertans and includes everything from Calgary being the first Canadian city to host a Winter Olympics (in 1988) to the construction of Canada’s first UFO landing pad in St. Paul (in 1967).

One of the “firsts” profiled in this new exhibit is the Edmonton Gleaners Association, who established the first food bank in Canada in 1981. The organization has evolved into The Edmonton Food Bank, which serves approximately 20,000 people per month and works collaboratively with over 230 organizations. The PAA is honouring this “first” by giving back to the community. The food drive will conclude on August 1, 2018, when the exhibit completes its run at the PAA.

150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever

From human rights to sports, politics to environmental protection, Albertans did it first. Learn more by experiencing the exhibit from July 1, 2017 – August 1, 2018!

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150 Firsts – How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever Exhibit image

8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5W1
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(780) 427-1750

Mon:   Closed
Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sun: Closed
*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am - 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.