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APL goes all Winter Games

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Airdrie is the proud host of the 2020 Alberta Winter Games and Airdrie Public Library (APL) is excited to have a part in this very cool event.

We have three events planned to celebrate this sport-tacular week, two lead up events and one post event showcase of many of the Games’ sports.

First up, on Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., APL will host a presentation from Public Health Dietitian Kendra Chow on proper nutrition for athletes and how to build a proper plate of food.

Chow is the policy lead on the City’s Blue Zone Project and is a registered dietitian with Alberta Health Services. If you’re an aspiring athlete or just want to know how to eat and live healthier, join us for this informative session.

Then, on Feb. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m., Luge Olympian Eric Pothier will be speaking about his experiences competing for Team Canada and what it is like to be an Olympian.

This Alberta-born athlete calls Airdrie home and has competed in two Winter Olympic Games – Salt Lake City in 2002 and Turin, Italy in 2006. Pothier is also the executive director for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games.

If you’re feeling inspired by all the sporting events you took in and want to give some of them a try, we’re also hosting an evening just for that March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Representative from different winter sports, such as wrestling, skating, and curling, will be on hand to give info about their sports, answer question, and let you know how you can get involved.

Also happening at APL: Feb. 8 is ART Saturdays with Alesha Buczny, who will be giving hands-on instruction in the use of watercolours. There are two times, 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 14, and 3 to 4:30 p.m. for age 15 and up. There is a non-refundable fee of $4 for materials and you can register online for this popular program.

For more information on all our programs and services, visit, call 403-948-0600 or drop by and get your free library card.
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