Premier Jason Kenney hosted his final Premier's Pancake Breakfast Monday, July 11.
Aside from flipping flapjacks, Kenney also made a declaration that starting this September and every September forward, the first day of that month will now be known as Alberta Day. Saying, “Creating a new annual tradition of Alberta Day – the day we entered Confederation – will be one way of showing our pride in this amazing province.”
On September 1, 1905, the Alberta Act established the Province of Alberta and as of September 1, 2022, it will be now recognized as Alberta Day.
Minister of Culture, Ron Orr says, “Throughout our 116-year history, Albertans have been generous, disciplined, and creative. We should be proud of the province we have built together. Establishing Sept. 1 as Alberta Day is a significant step in affirming Alberta’s unique spirit, our contributions to and challenges within Confederation, and what it means to be Albertan.”
The Alberta government is saying that celebrations will be held in Edmonton and Calgary on September 1, 2022, and will support other municipalities in planning and hosting their own events. However, it will not be a statutory holiday.