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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
ArchaeoCaravan with Gabriel Lamarche
Date and time
Kinetic Park Stockade
Swift Current, SK
Offered in English.
This is an opportunity to learn the basics of flintknapping – the art of stone tool making. This workshop will be instructed by experienced flintknapper Gabriel Lamarche as he guides you through the process of turning a rock into a finished tool.
Lamarche is a masters student in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan. He grew up around Georgian Bay, on Lake Huron, and has lived in Saskatchewan for most of his adult life. His first experience with archaeology when he was about 12, on Beausoleil Island, the one-time home of his Anishinaabek ancestors. He is now a well-practiced flintknapper, and he is always eager to share his passion and interest in ancient crafting traditions
City of Swift Current
Community Partners working together to host a Culture Days CultureFest on September 23rd . This event is in partnership with the Swift Current Agriculture and Exhibition Association's Ranchmen’s and Riding and Reciting Event which celebrates the western way of life. The goal of this event is to gather the community in one location to celebrate and promote the variety of cultural opportunities within our city without physically having to go to a variety of locations. This event will be held in the Swift Current Stockade and feature a cultural stage with entertainment including Aboriginal storytelling, cowboy poetry, cultural dancing and performances. In addition, there are going to be Cultural Make It and Take It stations hosted by each of the following partners. Art Gallery of Swift Curren/ Chinook Library – Decorate Your Orange Shirt, Welcome Centre – Art Retreat with cultural art project Henna Tatoo, Cultural Festivals - Kite Building workshop, Swift Current Museum – Lock Box Challenge and Swift Current Ag & Ex- Blacksmithing
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Eight Community Partners working together with the City of Swift Current to host Culture Days CultureFest on September 23rd. This event is in partnership with the Swift Current Agriculture and Exhibition Association's Ranchmen’s and Riding...