Try something new @Culturedays in saskatchewan

Culture Days in Saskatchewan took place September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016

It marked the 7th annual Culture Days weekend in Saskatchewan and an estimated 25,000 people came out to try something new!

From Abernethy to Yorkton, Saskatchewan people discovered new, interesting and fun cultural activities to participate in during their Culture Days weekend!

There were over 275 Culture Days activities in 41 Saskatchewan communities offering something for everyone!

The Province of Saskatchewan designated the dates as Culture Days in Saskatchewan and a dozen communities made municipal proclamations and hosted flag-raising ceremonies to celebrate the occasion.

From teepee raisings and printmaking, to storytelling and walking tours - Saskatchewan people participated in an amazing array of free and interactive cultural activities!

The Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site in Abernethy offered visitors the chance to dress up in antique costumes, milk a cow, learn blacksmithing techniques and participate in old-fashioned games like flour sack races.

Steamroller printmaking was a big hit in downtown Regina; the public was able to try a much smaller version of printmaking, as well.

Elbow put on a Culture Days extravaganza that shone the spotlight on the community's diversity and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the many arts and cultural opportunities available to all to experience!

Everyone was invited to add to the community mural...
sample some traditional food....
and sing along in a flash-mob community choir.

Some local members of the Royal Mounted Canadian Police even tried something new! After a quick lesson from the Creeland Dancers, they do their best Red River jig with accompaniment by renowned Métis musicians Phil Boyer and Dallas Boyer.

#iheartculture

Thank you to every Culture Days organizer, volunteer, artist, and participant for helping make Culture Days in Saskatchewan another resounding success!

Culture Days in Saskatchewan is supported and coordinated by SaskCulture

Credits:

Shawn Fulton Kevin Hogarth SaskCulture Board and Staff

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