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Okotoks Hosts Alberta Culture Days 2014

In 2014, 92 organizations in 50 communities were selected to serve as official Celebration Sites for Alberta Culture Days, and Okotoks has been selected as a site again this year!

The Town of Okotoks, together with the Okotoks Arts Council, will host numerous free cultural activities from September 26 – 28, 2014 as part of Alberta Culture Day celebrations.

Thanks to our sponsors: Government of Alberta, Okotoks Arts Council

Okotoks’s Alberta Culture Day celebrations will include:

Pubble People Mural

Pebble People MuralSep 23, 24, 25 & 27 – Create an individual painting that becomes part of a larger mural mosaic!

Mural Mosaic is a process that takes individual paintings and places them in a specific order to create one large painting. The Pubble People mosaic mural project is an interactive art activity that will bring our schools and our community together to create individual paintings representing the diversity and creativity of each individual. We invite you to come paint a tile to contribute to Okotoks’ own Pubble People mural mosaic. The final project will be permanently mounted at the Okotoks Recreation Centre.

For times and locations click here.

Okotoks TalentFest

Sep 26 & 27 – Local residents from Okotoks and the Foothills area are being encouraged to show off their unique talents at the second annual TalentFest. All ages welcome!

Okotoks TalentFestAuditions/Rehearsals – Sept 26th, 7pm at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre, 3 Elma Street

Performances – Sept 27th, 7pm at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre, 3 Elma Street

All residents and members of the public are invited to enjoy the show and vote for their favourite talent. The top performers in each category will perform their respective talent again to the judges and the audience. Audience votes will decide the winners in each category.

For more details click here.

HarvestFest

Sat, Sep 27 – 11am to 3pm at Ethel Tucker Park. Bring the whole family out for a community celebration of autumn!

For more details click here.

Dewdney Players Present Love Letters

Sun, Sep 28 – The Dewdney Players perform A. R. Gurney’s Love Letters as part of Okotoks’ Alberta Culture Days celebrations. 7pm at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.

Love Letters is about a fifty year love affair carried on primarily through letters, written in and about a world where letter-writing was an essential mode of communication. The play centers on childhood friends, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd II, I both born to wealth and position, whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. They sit side by side on stage and read the notes, letters and cards – in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.

This is a free performance.

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