Mark your calendars for Culture Days
Tim Brody - Editor
Sioux Lookout will join communities across the country in celebrating the arts and culture of their friends and neighbours through Culture Days, running from September 28 – 30.
According to www.culturedays.ca, “Culture Days was created in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a healthy and stable society.”
Culture Days have been celebrated in Sioux Lookout since 2015.
Activities this year include an Orange Shirt Day commemorative walk on September 27, which begins at 10 a.m., at the Travel Information Centre, with a prayer and drumming.
The commemorative walk, which honours residential school survivors, begins at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will walk from the Frog Rapids Bridge to the Travel Information Centre.
Speeches and an opportunity to share stories will follow the walk.
A Northwest Farmers’ Market running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Travel Information Centre, and a free public skate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena, will take place on September 28.
A culture days concert, featuring musicians in the Sioux Lookout Multi-Cultural Youth Centre Music Program, will be held on September 29, at 8 p.m., in the Lower Legion Hall.
Hand drum and rattle workshops, led by Victor Lyon, will take place at the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre on September 29 at 6 p.m., and on both September 29 and 30 at 1 p.m.
There is no cost to attend, however registration is required.
People can email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.