Cultural Campfires Summer Series

Posted On Wednesday May 15, 2019

Sharing Stories and Building Community Connections

Stony Plain, AB: Since the beginning of time, gathering around campfires has provided people with a space for reflection, conversation, and community. It is a place where culture can be shared, understanding can be built, and connections can be nourished. Campfires are magical. Songs, stories and relationships flourish around campfires.

This summer, Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services, in partnership with the Multicultural Heritage Centre is bringing eight cultural campfires to our community. The series runs on select Thursday evenings from May to September and will host diverse cultural storytelling from an array of cultural backgrounds including: Cree, Ukrainian, Celtic, Chinese, Scottish, Spanish and Japanese. All are welcome to attend. Dates include:

  • May 23
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • Aug 8
  • Aug 22
  • Sept 12

According to Deanna Butz, Community Development Coordinator with the Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services, “the campfires are designed not just to entertain community but to build community understanding, acceptance and compassion.”

For more information and media inquiries, contact:

Sharida Csillag

Community Development Coordinator, Stony Plain FCSS

Town of Stony Plain

T: 780.963.8583