Family Day is right around the corner in Cochrane, with the yearly holiday taking place on Feb. 17. Here are a list of events for the people of Cochrane to enjoy.
“Family Day is about spending quality time with the people you love. Alberta families will be able to make memories through activities and events for all ages taking place throughout the weekend. Free or low-cost activities at our heritage facilities across the province gives everyone this opportunity,” said Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.
Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks also said that “Albertans treasure and enjoy their long weekends, and many enjoy outdoor adventures with friends and family. Every year, Alberta Environment celebrates Family Day by offering free, family-friendly activities to help Albertans create long-lasting memories on the unique landscapes inside and outside of our provincial parks.”
The Cochrane Brewhouse are allowing Kids, 12 and under, to eat FREE on Family Day. Limit of three free kid’s meals per adult present each with an entree. Dine in only. Free items off Kid’s Menu ONLY. Valid only for children ages 12 and under. $10 value maximum per child. Not valid with other offers.
Bright & Beaming Music & Movement is hosting a Family Day hoop workshop from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Frank Wills Memorial Hall. There will be hoop making, hoop games, ukulele lessons, limbo, karaoke, family portraits, obstacle course, snacks and more. Go to www.eventbrite.com for ticket information.
There are also some family-friendly events taking place following Family Day with the majority of kids off school for the week.
On Feb. 20, there will be the Cochrane Premiere of the award winning short documentary film, Guardians of the Grasslands that will be presented by Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation. There will be two showings at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the RancheHouse Theatre.
The following day will be the Three Feathers movie screening and discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. Richard Van Camp and the Cochrane Public Library are proud to be offering the incredible, award-winning film to the community of Cochrane. Join them for a viewing of the film and discussion afterwards with Richard Van Camp, author of the graphic novel the film is based on.
To round out the week, there will be an intro into cheese making on Feb. 22 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Learn the basics of making cheese at home on a Saturday afternoon in the cheese kitchen at Early Dawn Farm. You will study under the head cheese maker Dawn Kay. They will cover all of the steps needed for transforming milk into curds and whey. You will take an active part in warming, culturing, stirring, and draining. Each participant will take home the recipes, techniques, and list of equipment needed to make cheese at home. You will also leave with a portion of the two cheeses made in class. It's $85 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.