Heritage Festival of Saskatoon
Explore Saskatoon and area’s rich heritage at the annual Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum.
This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, games, costumes and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Free admission to the Festival and Museum. Free parking.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen this year’s theme as 1867-2017, Moosewoods to Metropolis, Moving Forward:
One hundred and fifty years ago this place we call Saskatoon was emerging within a new land called Canada. To the east was the Moose Woods, home to an indigenous population who would play a significant role in the early settlement of Saskatoon and beyond. Chief Whitecap and John Lake would emerge as significant leaders paving the way to the diverse metropolis of the greater Saskatoon of today. Happy 150th Canada!
There’s lots to be entertained with at the festival:
• 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Holosy Ukrainian Choir
• 2:00 pm James Steele
• 3:00 pm Back of the Bus
• 4:00 pm Saskatoon Blues Showcase: BC Read and the Band of Some Renown
Family Stage in Butler Byers Century Hall:
• 12:20 pm Opening Parade Begins featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Junior Folk Dancers: Chinese, German, Bangla, Russian
• 2:00 pm Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
• 3:10 pm Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
• 3:45 pm Hoop-Dee-Doo with the Hula Hoopster Talks in the Education Room:
• 1 pm Heritage documentary film, Lives & Letters – Moosewoods to Broadway, with introduction by filmmaker Jack Walton
• 2 pm Jeff O’Brien: “Saskatoon: Temperance Colony to Prairie City”
• 3 pm Bonnie Dahl “A 1919 Northern Saskatchewan Holiday”
For more information call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit www.heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.