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Altona Things to Do

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    by taryn21 Written Jul 7, 2009

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    You are heartily invited to attend one of the most famous and exciting events in southern Manitoba! Altona's own Sunflower Festival has been entertaining residents and visitors alike since 1964. Traditionally held during the last weekend in July, the Festival is as vibrant and colourful as it's big yellow trademark!

    Come to the 45th Annual
    Manitoba Sunflower Festival
    July 24th, 25th & 26th, 2009!

    Including...

    Frog’s Hollow Petting Zoo
    Reptile Zoo
    Bounc’en Good Times
    Outdoor Stage Entertainment
    Guitar Hero competitions
    Quilt Exhibit
    Legends Car Show
    Mennonite Foods
    Manitoba Sunflower Queen Competition
    Farmer’s Market
    Vendors
    Lots of Great Baseball
    ...and much, much more!

    {information from the Town of Altona website}

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    hot day with nothing to do? Aesthetically pleasing, centrally located and accessible, Altona's Aquatic Centre draws all ages to bask in the sun or take a dip! The brand new, family-friendly facility offers over 35,000 sq. ft. of fun, featuring a Junior Olympic pool, wading pool and water play area for younger swimmers, a huge water slide and wide slide, as well as a diving board, water cannons, and where else but in Altona would you find a jumbo spraying sunflower?

    A beach volleyball court is incorporated in the Centre along with spacious picnic and sunbathing areas. The pool house offers a large, bright entrance, and includes single and family changing rooms, bathrooms, showers and lockers. A poolside concession stand provides delicious snacks and beverages. Relax with a burger while you watch the kids, or jump right in!

    The Centre offers special family rates, season passes, swimming lessons, group rentals, and special public swim sessions for tots, teens, adults and families. For swim registration, swim lesson information or red cross conversions, click on the highlight word. No summer would be complete without taking a cool plunge at the Altona Aquatic Centre!

    {information from Town of Altona website}

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    The Schwartz Heritage Home has been renovated to display paintings and smaller three dimensional pieces. A sculpture garden adjacent to the art gallery enhances the Community's beautiful Centennial Park. The establishment of an art gallery in the park now provides a permanent venue to show case the immense talent of artists in rural Manitoba and beyond. This well designed "Gallery in the Park" will become the artistic centre of rural Manitoba, bringing artists, gardeners and cultural visitors to our community in vast numbers.

    Gallery hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sculpture Garden hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

    {information from the Town of Altona website}

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Altona What to Pack

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    by taryn21 Written Jul 16, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be prepared for changes in weather.

    Summer - summers can be quite hot, but mornings/evenings can be cool.
    Winter - winters can be very cold, so bring a warm winter coat, boots, mitts, scarf, and warm sweaters!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellant and suncreen are a must in Summer!

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