Culture Days SWAG – Shipping Address Needed

Hello Culture Days activity organizers! Each year we strive to ensure that everyone is equipped with promotional items like balloons, posters and buttons to help make your Culture Days activity fun and memorable. In order to get these items delivered in advance of the Culture Days weekend, we require a shipping address by August 25, 2017. Please note that in order to receive your SWAG, your Culture Days activity must also be registered and published on the Culture Days website.

Please fill out the form below and submit it to make sure you get your FREE Culture Days promo items!

 

Culture Days in Saskatchewan 2017 – Resources

Are you in the midst of planning your Culture Days in Saskatchewan activities? To help you make your Culture Days activity extra fun and memorable, we have a couple templates for you:

Culture Days Bunting Flag Design

Click on the template below for a bunting flag design that you can print off in colour on legal-sized (8.5″ X 14″) paper, colour photocopy and then assemble yourself.

Grab your scissors, a glue stick/tape/or stapler and some string and get busy creating your own bunting flag to add a little flair to your Culture Days activity!

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Try Something New @ Culture Days Paper Fortune Teller

Check out this super fun activity for the young and young-at-heart that will give you ideas to try for Culture Days! Just click on the template for a paper fortune teller design and then print it off in colour on letter-sized paper (8.5″ X 11″) to have extras on hand for your Culture Days weekend. PS: you can colour photocopy as many as you like!

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Have fun!

Proclaim Culture Days in your Community!

Since Culture Days began in 2010, more and more communities are using an official municipal proclamation as an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the cultural activities in their area. Moose Jaw, Bengough, Elbow, and Estevan, as well as the Province of Saskatchewan, have all proclaimed Culture Days in the past.

Join the movement. Celebrate the difference culture is making in your community! Visit www.culturedays.ca for more information about Culture Days.

Please note that flag supplies are limited  and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Download the Sample Culture Days Proclamation Wording here!

To request your flag – please fill out the form below:

Culture Days in Saskatchewan 2017

It’s never too soon to start thinking about Culture Days! Stay tuned for more information about the eighth annual Culture Days in Saskatchewan weekend, taking place September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017.

In the meantime, here’s a little reminder of last year’s Culture Days in Saskatchewan weekend – enjoy!

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Early Registration Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Early Registration Contest Winners!

Thank you to all the Saskatchewan communities and activity organizers who entered their Culture Days events on the Culture Days website – there was a terrific response!

Congratulations to our winners, who were randomly drawn from early registrants, to receive a tailor-made video to help promote their Culture Days activities online and through social media. Click on the community names to watch their videos!

The winners, by community, are:

Allan, SK – the community is boasting a myriad of heritage-themed Culture Days activities which include blacksmithing, pine cone bird feeders, quilting and cross-stitching, carpentry, button sewing, hanky dolls and gift bags, butter churning, and bannock-making.

Lloydminster, SK – Lloydminster’s Culture Days weekend includes learning greetings in different languages, science experiments, henna tattoos, Hijab dressing and information sharing, fence weaving and Métis dancing.

Nipawin, SK – Nipawin Oasis Community Centre is offering a variety of interactive, educational and fun events that revolve around the celebration and sharing of Cree culture and language such as Elders’ teachings, teepee teachings and raising, Cree bingo, beadwork and children’s activities, to name just a few.

Prince Albert, SK – Culture Days in Prince Albert this year centres around storytelling through activities like dancing, writing, painting and a Cultural Cafe.

Regina, SK – The Dunlop Art Gallery’s Culture Days focus is Native Kids Ride Bikes: Panel Presentation and Bike Riding featuring four community artists who worked with youth from four community groups to build and decorate low-rider bikes in the spirit of the teachings shared by Métis artist Dylan Miner. Participants will hear about cultural learnings, and be able to view and ride the bikes on display.

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Culture Days 2016 – Resources

Culture Days in Saskatchewan is less than a month away and already there are nearly 200 fun, interesting and interactive cultural activities planned in communities across the province!

To help you make your Culture Days activity extra fun and memorable, we have a couple templates for you:

Culture Days Bunting Flag Design

Click on the template below for a bunting flag design that you can print off in colour on legal-sized (8.5″ X 14″) paper, colour photocopy and then assemble yourself.

Grab your scissors, a glue stick/tape/or stapler and some string and get busy creating your own bunting flag to add a little flair to your Culture Days activity!

Try Something New @ Culture Days Paper Fortune Teller

Check out this super fun activity for the young and young-at-heart that will give you ideas to try for Culture Days! Just click on the template for a paper fortune teller design and then print it off in colour on letter-sized paper (8.5″ X 11″) to have extras on hand for your Culture Days weekend. PS: you can colour photocopy as many as you like!

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Have fun!

Culture Days 2016 – Early Registration Contest

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Register and publish your 2016 Culture Days in Saskatchewan event by July 17, 2016* and you could win a tailor-made video like the one below to promote your Culture Day activity.

 

Details:

It’s easy to enter! Just visit the Culture Days registration site to register and publish your Culture Days in Saskatchewan event bymidnight on July 17, 2016 and you’ll be automatically entered to win!

Up to four registered and published Saskatchewan Culture Days activities will be randomly drawn. Winners will contacted within three business days of the draw to make arrangements for interviews and videoing. Videos will be delivered to event organizers for Culture Days activity promotion by September 1, 2016.

* Events registered and published prior to the contest launch date are automatically entered to win.

SaskScapes – Culture Days in Kamsack

Join Kevin Power in this 3rd episode during the Culture Days weekend in Saskatchewan. In this episode Kevin visits the community of Kamsack where once again food is front and centre; baked goods, ethnic cuisine and even lessons in butter churning. Bannock making, lessons in history, First Nations song and dance, and Doukhobor tradition are all part of Kamsack’s rich cultural fabric.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA’s.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

SaskScapes – Culture Days in Preeceville

It’s another Culture Days episode! Join Kevin Power as he heads to Preeceville, SK after spending time in Yorkton (episode 65). The Preeceville Heritage Museum committee pulls out all the stops with an “Ethnic Desert Night”. Prepare to have your salivary glands activated as several of Kevin’s guests talk about their cultural background and how the dishes they’ve prepared tie in with their heritage. You’ll also hear from Lorne, one of Preeceville’s former history teachers who talks about how this town came to be, how it has changed over the years, and the history of the Doukhobour’s in this part of the province. And as far as all of those calories on display at this event, I’m told that it is only fattening if you swallow!

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SaskScapes – Culture Days in Yorkton

It’s a Culture Days 2015 retrospective as Kevin Power travels to Yorkton to explore how that community celebrates during the nation wide movement honouring our culture. This is Kevin’s first stop during the weekend, but as you’ll see, there is a common theme in all three of the Culture Day’s podcast episodes coming up. That theme is FOOD! This episode features coffee talk and the sounds and smells in the kitchen where East Indian food is prepared by locals, and shared with dozens of Yorkton residents. You’ll also learn a bit about soapbox derby races.  Thanks to SaskCulture for the support given to help these events happen.

 

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA’s.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes