Culture Days offers amazing variety Sept. 27 to 29

“Taste of Wetaskiwin” followed by “Connect 4”

The Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum is encouraging everyone in and around the city to get involved in Alberta Culture Days Sept. 27 to 29. And it will be easy to get involved because there are tons of awesome activities planned.

According to a press release from Dr. Karen Aberle, executive director & chief curator at the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum, Alberta Culture Days will be celebrated in and around Wetaskiwin with a bewilderingly diverse number of activities.

“Connect 4,” an exhibit featuring Canada’s Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., will run at the museum from Sept. 7 to Nov. 2.

The exhibit will be the special focus of the “Connect 4 grand opening” Sat., Sept. 28 in the Heritage Museum. The grand opening will feature a special guest, Joseph Sanchez, an Indigenous group of 7 artist. The grand opening will begin at 2 p.m.

One of the most popular annual events in town will run Fri. Sept. 27, “Taste of Wetaskiwin.” This is a culinary adventure featuring mini-restaurants set up in the Drill Hall for one night only. Booths will be operated by local chefs, restaurants and breweries and the event will also feature art displays and live entertainment. Tickets for Taste of Wetaskiwin are available by calling 780-352-0227. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The weekend continues with “Every Child Matters: Orange Shirt Day Walk” Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The orange shirt movement is dedicated to shining a light on the residential school system. The walk starts at the Heritage Museum.

Also that day is the “Blanket Exercise in the Park & Celebrating our First Communities Festival” from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Jubilee Park.

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