Shaunavon is getting ready for three weeks of vibrant events celebrating the rich diversity of cultures across the southwest.
Culture Days runs nationally from September 22 through October 15, creating hands-on opportunities for the public to experience arts, food, and heritage from around the globe as one community.
Joanne Gregoire, director of culture for the Town of Shaunavon, said the month-long celebration is packed with an exciting lineup of activities with something for everyone.
“All of our communities are becoming so much more diverse,” she added. “We’ve got people from all sorts of different cultures here, and it’s just so wonderful to get together and to learn about each other and to celebrate each other’s cultures.”
She added that taking part in any of the events can help residents learn about and understand their neighbours, connecting the southwest in a vital way.
A morning of music kickstarts things on Friday morning, in the gallery at the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre.
Their big showcase event is set for Sunday at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre. From traditional food samplings to games and languages to medicines and crafts, the Cultural Festival is a day to mark down on the calendar.
Orange Shirt Day will be recognized with an exhibition at the art gallery and library about the residential school experience.
The series of events wraps up on the 15, welcoming residents out to the library again for an author reading with Susie Kraus.
For a detailed schedule of the happenings in Shaunavon, see here.
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