Get ready for Exposition 2012!
'Odd and Unusual' is this year's theme
The Leduc West Antique Society is pleased and proud to be celebrating our 22nd Annual Exposition on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 2012. It is hard to believe it’s been 22 years since a group of individuals with a love for “things old” decided that it would be a good idea to share their enthusiasm for collecting and show off their treasured possessions.
The 2012 Exposition will feature “Odd and Unusual” which means exactly what it says. We invite you to bring in your own treasures to show off. Any make, any model, anything unique that you think no one else has. It is fascinating to see the all the different items that enter the daily parade, held at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. During the parade there will be a running commentary of the vehicles and machinery that pass the audience, so as a spectator you are never left wondering, “What was that?”
Our amazing volunteers work their hearts out baking over 300 pies to ensure there is never a shortage of your favourite kind of pie. They cook pancakes and sausages early in the morning so you can enjoy a quick breakfast and then concentrate on the activities instead of your stomach. Then they tenderly baste the roasts for the scrumptious roast beef dinner with all of the trimmings, held Saturday evening. These cooks and bakers are a dedicated bunch of individuals who each year look forward to this event. Volunteers make the Leduc West Antique Society a special place to hang out.
Over the years Alberta Heritage Exposition Park has been planted with hundreds of trees, shrubs and flowers for your enjoyment. The gazebo is a great place to enjoy a burger while listening to the music. Then hop on the jigger train for a trip to around the park. Or take the train one way and catch the people mover back to where you started. Each people mover is unique, so make sure you ride each one when you are there. The drivers are all volunteers and will stop or take you wherever you want to go, just ask them.
Wander through the many heritage buildings, which have been restored and furnished with period appropriate items. Each building is unique and will intrigue the young and bring back memories for the young at heart. Many of the hosts and hostesses personally visited these buildings at their original locations before they were moved to the park, either as a neighbour or a student. They have fascinating stories and history to share with the visitors.
If wandering through the buildings and admiring our pioneer’s tenacity is too slow of a pace for you, sit and watch the tractor pulls for a bit. These are men with their toys, pulling a giant sled so that at the end of the day they can brag about whose tractor pulled the longest distance and the most weight. Take a people mover to the threshing demonstrations or the sawmill; stop and watch the blacksmiths perform amazing artistry out of metal. Now you will be ready for an ice cream treat that you can enjoy while the kids ride the barrel train, visit the petting zoo or get their faces painted. The kids can also join in on their own pint-sized tractor pull, only with pedal power.
We want to share with you what we already know. Leduc West Antique Society is a place that will please young and old and is a gem that deserves worldwide recognition. We look forward to welcoming you to Alberta Heritage Exposition Park for Exposition 2012.