Alberta Culture – Peace Style!
Sep 26, 2014
Perhaps it is the short summers or maybe the severe winters but whatever it is, those who call Alberta home, have a culture unlike any other in Canada. You can experience the “Spirit of Alberta” this weekend with Alberta Culture Days 2014!
Alberta Culture Days started as a small one-day event in 2008 to recognize the diversity and unique quality of Albertan culture. Since then it has grown to a 3-day province-wide event and has even inspired the creation of “Culture Days” across Canada.
This year’s event runs from September 26 to 28, and will showcase the culture and heritage of Alberta. In addition to recognizing local artists, Alberta Culture Days also aspires to provide inspiration for people to get involved in the arts and culture of their local community.
If you live in the Peace Region, take a look around because you are sure to find an event near you.
If you are in the Grande Prairie area then you are in luck. Get ready to be treated to three days of fun-filled events for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the highlights include the Reel Shorts Time Warp at GPRC - Collins Recital Hall on Friday and Writing Workshops with Marty Chan and a Wearable Arts Show on Saturday. Sunday will see a Reel Shorts Sneak Preview at Grande Prairie Live Theatre and a“Hip Flick Hoops” Spin Jam amongst other events. If you aren’t sure which day you can make it, then plan on attending one of the Djembe Drum Workshops that are being held on Saturday and Sunday.
If you’re looking for some evening Culture Days entertainment in Grande Prairie then head on over to the Showcase Centre for the Peace Country Reggae Festival featuring Tasman Jude and Barefoot Caravan.
If you call Peace River your home, you won’t be short of things to do. First off, you must stop by Riverfront Park and see the Peace Pole, a six-sided monument inscribed with 12 different languages. Each language is a representation of the cultural diversity within the community.
From the Peace Pole, head towards downtown and check out one of the many businesses participating with displays of their own. The Peace River Museum is featuring the works of Peace River’s own Amanda Monette, You’ll also find live entertainment by the way of local country musician Duane Steele who is performing a free concert at Athabasca Hall from 4-6 pm. After Duane Steel the mood will shift to vintage and original blues with Edmonton-based recording act, The Nightkeepers performing at the Senior’s Drop in Centre (tickets $25).
Dixonville is proud to have this year’s Harvest Festival included in the Culture Days festivities. From September 26-27 expect to see local artists, meet local authors and view museum displays showcasing the culture of Northern Alberta. When Saturday draws to a close you’ll be treated to a Harvest supper and live entertainment by local band Crimson River.
Come celebrate the Northern Spirit of Alberta this weekend with Alberta Culture Days- Peace style! For more information on Alberta Culture Days events happening in your area please visit: www.culture.ab.ca. For information on Alberta Culture Days events happening in Grande Prairie, check out the events calendar.