Previous Announcements


October 2018

October 20, 2018

Home Movie Day

Home movie day advertising image (PAA Photo: A15651B)
PAA Photo: A15651B

Join us for Home Movie Day October 20th noon to 4pm. The Provincial Archives of Alberta invites individuals and families to share their own home movies and to see other films in turn. It's a chance to rediscover your films, learn how to care for them so that they can be enjoyed for years to come, and discuss their place in the archival record. Meet with conservators and archivists and have your films inspected. Bring your treasured 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm formats to share!

October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, October 8th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


September 2018

September 3, 2018

Labour Day Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for the Labour Day holiday.


August 2018

August 6, 2018

Heritage Day Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, August 6th for the Heritage Day holiday.

August 1, 2018

“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.

August 1, 2018

150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever

150 Firsts – How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever Exhibit image

Albertans have been at the forefront of Canadian innovations in arts and literature, science, environmental protection, politics, inclusion and diversity, as well as sports and leisure. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Provincial Archives of Alberta is highlighting 150 Canadian firsts that occurred because Albertans were the first to make them happen. And, for better or worse, these 150 firsts changed Canada…Forever.


July 2018

July 2, 2018

Canada Day Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, July 2nd for the Canada Day holiday.


May 2018

May 21, 2018

Victoria Day Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.


April 2018

April 13, 2018

Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta

Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta poster

Join us for the Provincial Archives of Alberta’s 33rd annual Film Night Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7pm.

This year we feature classic 1980s CanCon television including episodes of Airwolf, Danger Bay, and of course, The Beachcombers complete with local commercials from the period. Be back in your seat for 9pm to catch the 1984 made for television feature film Airwolf.

Event takes place at Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton).

Free admission.


March 2018

March 30, 2018 to April 2, 2018

Easter Weekend

Candy Bar at the Capitol Theatre. March 24, 1951: PAA # GS849
GS849: Candy Bar at the Capitol Theatre. March 24, 1951

The Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday.

The building will also be closed on Monday, April 2, 2018.


March 10, 2018

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie image, PAA#A3739

Venez célébrer les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie aux Archives provinciales de l’Alberta!

Les Archives provinciales de l’Alberta rassemblent, conservent et mettent à la disposition des chercheurs des documents privés et gouvernementaux ayant une importance provinciale. Le fonds documentaire francophone, démarré en 1965 contient des centaines de mètres de documents textuels, des milliers d’images et de nombreux autres types de documents archivistiques qui retracent l’histoire, le développement et la vie des individus, familles, entreprises et associations francophones.

Nous vous invitons à venir aux Archives provinciales de l'Alberta, le 10 mars 2018, de 12h00 à 15h00, et à prendre part à notre visite guidée et une présentation, en français, au sujet de comment mener des recherches et faire un don aux Archives. La présentation aura lieu de 12h00 à 13h00 et la visite guidée aura lieu entre 13h00 à 14h00.

Nous allons vous mener dans nos voûtes avec températures et humidité contrôlées, habituellement fermées au public, et vous faire visiter notre laboratoire de conservation ultra moderne. Vous aurez aussi l'occasion de voir des anciens documents écrits en français.


December 2017

December 18, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018

Announcement

The Provincial Archives of Alberta’s Sandra Thomson Reading Room will be closed for the holiday season from Monday, December 18, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018 inclusive. Please see our Holiday schedule for details.

December 6th, 2017

50th Anniversary Open House

PAA 50th Anniversary Logo, blue

Come by the Provincial Archives of Alberta on December 6 to enjoy the festivities and help us mark this special anniversary event, which will conclude our year-long celebration marking 50 years of being open to the public. This free event will include behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, information about how to donate your records, tips on how to better care for your historical items, and (of course!) coffee and cake.


November 2017

November 11th, 2017

Remembrance Day Closure Notice

BL181/1: Cenotaph unveiling ceremony Edmonton, 1936.
BL181/1: Cenotaph unveiling ceremony Edmonton, 1936. Alfred Blyth fonds.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta Reading Room will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for Remembrance Day. The PAA will also be closed on Monday, November 13. The Provincial Archives will re-open on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.