September is just around the corner, but this year when it arrives, Albertans will be encouraged to celebrate far more than just another calendar month. In a press conference this week, Premier Jason Kenney declared that September 1st would be forever known as Alberta Day – a non-stat meant to commemorate its establishment in 1905.

Alberta is exceptional in every way. We are the custodians of one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse natural environments,” he said.


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“The pioneer spirit and entrepreneurial culture of Alberta have driven our province to become one of the most prosperous and generous places on Earth. We must remember and learn from our history and acknowledge our shortcomings while proudly celebrating our heroes and achievements.”

So what exactly does this mean for those living in the province?

Well, unfortunately (as we already mentioned) this is not a statutory holiday, meaning you won’t get the day off unless your employer is super enthusiastic about it.


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You will, however – be able to check out the many events the government has said will be happening in and around the province.

As of now, they have yet to confirm the details of any of these events, but we’ll keep you updated as it gets closer to the big day.

According to a recent press release, these celebrations will be hosted in Edmonton and Calgary – but the province will support municipalities planning on holding their own – potentially in conjunction with the Queen’s Platinum Jubliee,

For more information, you can visit the government’s official website.

Enjoy, friends!


When: Thursday, September 1st