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Homecoming festival to celebrate the community

August 15, 2022 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is bringing the community back together in support of mental wellness and thanking our essential services, first responders, and local businesses with a free, one-day Homecoming Festival on October 1, 2022.

The family-friendly, tailgating event will include motivational wellness presentations, football games, children and youth activities, fireworks, and a drive-in, outdoor movie! An evening concert at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park with Canadian music artists, Scarlett Butler, The Blake Reid Band, Lisa Brokop, Julian Austin, and Kyle McKearney will be an exciting highlight to the day.

“The last two and half years have been tough, both economically and mentally, for our residents, businesses, essential workers, and first responders,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “I’m excited about what the Homecoming Festival represents; being on the other side of the pandemic. The Festival is an opportunity to thank people for their hard work, connect them with the resources they may need, and a chance for us to get back together in-person as a community.”

In December 2021, the Government of Canada initiated a Commemorate Canada grant opportunity, for communities across the country, in response to the pandemic. On July 7, 2022, the City received confirmation that Airdrie was awarded $75,000 to support the Homecoming Festival scheduled for October 1, 2022, in conjunction with Mental Health Week.

The Commemorate Canada grants are intended to increase opportunities for Canadians to celebrate the Country's emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, while building a sense of pride and belonging. Communities receiving the grants should also use the opportunity to recognize people and achievements in the response to COVID-19, and support the revival of local economies through safe, in-person events.


Media Contact:

Kristen Shima
Community Developer