Fort Macleod Library hosts Alberta Culture Days event


Fort Macleod Library will join Alberta Culture Days celebrations with an event on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The government launched Alberta Culture as an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities.

“This year’s Alberta Culture Days will be a delightful blend of visual and performing arts, ethnic and socio-cultural groups — all made-in-Alberta content,” Culture Minister Ron Orr said in a news release.

Almost 225,000 people participated in virtual and in-person Alberta Culture Days celebrations in 2021, with 49 communities hosting 924 events.

Alberta Culture Days is celebrated from Sept. 1-30.

“Albertans have an advantage in that we have an entire month dedicated to the celebration of our province’s diverse, rich, social and cultural tapestry,” Orr added. “I encourage every Albertan, wherever they are in our province, to make time to celebrate that diversity by visiting as many events as they can.”

An appearance by Fort Macleod Citizen of the Year Joella Bevan kicks things off at 1:30 pm

From there, Fort Macleod and district residents offer a variety of performances and demonstrations.

The library has organized a schedule of events that runs from 1:-9 pm

The library’s Alberta Culture Days schedule is as follows:

  • 1:30 pm — Fort Macleod Citizen of the Year Joella Bevan.
  • 1:35 pm — Country music entertainer Dusty Litchfield.
  • 2 pm — Unique clay demonstration by artist Marney Delver.
  • 3:30 pm — Dance demonstrations led by Monty Orr of Windy Rafters Barn Dance.
  • 5 pm — Indigenous story-telling with Gertrude Spear Chief and Jeremiah Bad Eagle.
  • 6 pm — Multicultural food sampling.
  • 6:30 pm — Story-telling in Korean by Daniel Choi, Filipino by Bernadette Mariano and Dutch by Rianne de Borst, with translation.
  • 7 pm — Stand Off Hutterian Brethren Colony choir.
  • 8 pm — The story of famed Fort Macleod bronc Midnight by Taylor McNab.
  • 8:30 pm — Country music entertainer Ray Watmough.

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