Jet Boat Tours Postponed

August 9, 2019

WEMBLEY, AB – Jet boat tours to five area fossil sites scheduled for Saturday have been postponed because of continued rain and unsettled weather forecast for the weekend.

Other planned activities – outdoor yoga and the next installment of the Summer Jams music series – will continue at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.

“This is extremely disappointing,” says Linden Roberts, Executive Director. “Our staff have been looking forward to this opportunity to share information on dinosaur research from a different perspective.

“Although there is a lower percentage of rain predicted for Saturday, it will remain cool and with all the rain this week, water levels on the Wapiti River are rising. It’s important to ensure this event occurs in the most comfortable conditions.”

As part of the Race For the Cure, visitors to the Park are invited to dress in purple for a chance to win prizes. A $5 entry allows individuals to toss a purple Frisbee at a purple tractor tire on the track to vie for a $1,000 Marlin Travel gift certificate. Other activities include a silent auction. Food and beverages will be available, including a special purple drink to mark the occasion.

The Philip J. Currie Museum partnered with Wild River Adventure Tours to provide area residents and visitors an exclusive opportunity to check out some of the exploration being done for dinosaur remains.

“We want to thank everyone who expressed an interest in the jet boat tours,” says Roberts. “We are exploring alternative dates for this event and other possibilities to showcase the paleontological research being undertaken in this region.”

These activities will continue as planned Saturday:

Free Outdoor Yoga

Yoga enthusiasts are invited to visit the Dino Playground to exhibit their best downward T. Rex at the free outdoor yoga session from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested, all you need is a mat and water bottle. All ages are welcome to try their best plant-eater’s pose!

Summer Jams Continue – Christina Rogers

Singer/songwriter Christina Rogers is the next musician to entertain on the Dine-O-Saur Restaurant Patio.

Christina performed for more than two decades on Canada’s East Coast and is now making a name for herself on the Alberta Country music scene. Her session is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, she will play inside the restaurant.

Christina brought her country music talents to Grande Prairie in 2014 as a Grade 5 French teacher.

Her music career highlights include releasing three charting radio singles, opening for acts such as Aaron Pritchett and Aaron Lines, showcases at the Canadian Country Music Awards and the East Coast Music Awards, and being a top 20 finalist featured on the Global TV show PopStars: The One, all while co-hosting a #1 Morning Radio show.

She is working on a new EP of original songs expected to be released later this year.

Background

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – a 41,000 square foot world-class facility named for Canada’s preeminent palaeontologist and highlighting the rich fossil resources of Northern Alberta – opened its doors to the public on September 26, 2015. It is Canada’s second devoted dinosaur museum, and is located 19 kilometres west of the City of Grande Prairie in the Town of Wembley.


Media enquiries may be directed to:

Linden Roberts Executive Director Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 587-771-0662 lroberts@dinomuseum.ca

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