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Join us June 20 - July 2 as we Celebrate Canada! There will be a variety of events to check out, and it will be a great opportunity to try something new and learn about the different cultures and backgrounds that make up our Canada. 

Event Sponsors include: 
Canadian Heritage, City of Swift Current, Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre, Chinook Regional Library, Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Southwest Multicultural Association, Swift Current Ag & Ex and Tourism Swift Current. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

June 20: Capote Making
Hosted by: Chinook Regional Library

  • 5:00 - 8:00pm @ Chinook Regional Library Headquarters (110 11th Ave NW)
  • What is a Capote?
    The Capote is a wrap-around coat made from blankets and tied together with a sash, predominately used by Métis people during the time of the fur trade.  In World War I and II, the Capote was adopted by soldiers using army blankets to shield them from cold weather. Traditionally, Capote’s were made from Hudson’s Bay blankets.
  • We will be using a more modern blanket from Hudson’s Bay that are made from recycled plastic bottles which are both soft, easy to clean and environmentally beneficial.  
  • Registration is required - Space is limited to 14 people. 
  • Blankets will be made available in the colours shown below.
    Capote Image

For more information and to register, contact Dawn Silver at 306-773-3186 ext. 224

 


June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day 
Hosted by: Truth and Reconciliation Committee and Southwest Multicultural Association 

 

  • 10:00am: Tepee Raising @ Great Plains College South entrance (Corner of Cheadle and 2nd Avenue NE)
  • 12:00pm: Cultural Program @ Market Square (light snack will be served)

For more information, contact Bula Ghosh at 306-774-6042.


June 25: Multicultural Party
Hosted by: Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre
  • 7:00pm @ Market Square
    • Performers, music and Karaoke!
    • Food Trucks
    • Live Dances
    • Lots of fun! 
    • Everyone is welcome, free of charge! 

For more information or if you are interested in performing at the party, call 306-774-6175.


June 27: Multiculturalism Day
Hosted by: Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

 

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch @ Market Square 
    • $15/plate - Featuring a sample of food from five cultures! 

For more information, contact Rebecca Anderson at 306-774-6175.


 

June 29 - July 2: Innovation Credit Union Cultural & Community Stage - The Village of Cultures
Hosted by: Swift Current Ag & Ex, Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

  • Taking place at Hansen Park, located at Kinetic Park, during Frontier Days
  • The Cultural & Community Stage at Frontier Days Fair will showcase performers in multiple areas of entertainment!
  • Talented dancers, singers, story tellers and others who represent and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Swift Current and area. 
  • PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
    • Wednesday, June 29: 
      • 5:30 PM: Ankita Das - Bollywood Dancer
      • 6:30 PM: Juliben Patel - Bollywood Dance
    • Thursday, June 30:
      • 5:30 PM: Nekaneet
    • Friday, July 1: 
      • 1:30PM: Valerie Mercado, Karl Ivan Magnaye, Adam Sebastian, Mark Jerald Espejo, and         Ronandy Malajos Peraz  - Harana (Philippines)
      • 2:30 PM: Ma Rhodelyn Leslie Magnaye, Mark Jerald Espejo, and Ronandy Malajos Peraz - Tinikling (Philippines)

Interested in sharing your culture through performance? Contact Rebecca Anderson at 306-774-6175. 


July 1: Canada Day
Hosted by: Tourism Swift Current, City of Swift Current, Swift Current Ag & Ex (Frontier Days) and Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre. 

 

  • 10:00am: Frontier Days Parade
    • Theme: We're Back! Celebrating Community 
    • Applications for entries are open! CLICK HERE for more information. 
    • Parade Route: 
      2022 Parade Route
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm: Flag Raising Ceremony & Luncheon @ Memorial Park
    • FREE lunch will include a hot dog, water and Canada Day Cupcake - provided by the City of Swift Current and Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre
    • Everyone is welcome to attend! 

  • 11:00pm: Living Sky Casino Fireworks @ Kinetic Park Grandstand

For more information visit the following websites: