Alberta Culture Days 2018 will take place from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30. This three-day, province-wide celebration of arts, heritage, and culture will include a variety of activities and presentations at multiple locations in Stony Plain. All events are free.
“Stony Plain’s diverse culture and heritage are key aspects of our town’s unique personality, and it’s important to recognize and respect these traits,” says Mayor William Choy. “Alberta Culture Days allows us to do this by bringing the community together in celebration. By the end of the weekend, we hope many residents learn something new and bring home a piece of cultural knowledge they didn’t have before.”
The festivities begin on Friday, September 28 at the Stony Plain Public Library with a visit from Alberta author Joseph Simon, followed by a poetry workshop from Parkland Poets in the evening. The next day, local photographer Al Dixon will host a photography workshop, and Phillip Campiou will lead Bannock Making and Tipi Tales about Indigenous culture.
The Harvest Festival will take place at the Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum on Saturday, September 29. Visitors will have the chance to see threshing and blacksmith demonstrations, decorate a pumpkin, take in live music, and more. That same day, Jo’s Yarn Garden will put on weaving and woodworking demonstrations, Parkland Potters Guild will host the Potter’s Challenge competition, and the Barn Owl will lead a Make and Take woodcraft project.
The weekend will wind up at the Multicultural Heritage Centre on Sunday, September 30 with demonstrations of pioneer life, including baking with a woodburning stove and making homemade butter, followed by the non-competitive Volksmarch walk.
“We’re so excited to host another exciting Alberta Culture Days weekend in Stony Plain,” says Culture and Tourism Development Officer Angela Fetch Muzyka. “Our town is home to so many wonderful cultural and creative groups, businesses, and organizations. It’s fantastic seeing so many of them step forward to lead our community in a celebration of heritage and cultural diversity.”
For a complete brochure of all list of events, activities, and times, head to www.stonyplain.com/culturedays.
For media inquiries, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain
For event information, contact:
Angela Fetch Muzyka
Culture and Tourism Development Officer
Town of Stony Plain