Alberta Culture Days was held on Friday, September 25 in Pincher Creek . There were a wide range of events showcasing some of the artistic and cultural experiences available in the area. Organized by the Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library with the cooperative efforts of Pincher Creek Allied Arts and the Napi Friendship Association, the event had a programme that focused on visual arts, music, storytelling, and the Blackfoot culture. Each segment of the itinerary was an exploration of sights, sounds, imagination, and sharing. The day was made possible by a grant from Alberta Culture and Tourism.
|Chloe had a great time with her mom|
Kyle Blood acted as Emcee during parts of the day, telling stories and explaining about the dances and the costuming. "To me, I consider it a huge success just having as much youth participation, to me this has been a great day," said Hancock. "It all seemed to have worked, and everyone is having fun." Well attended by all ages there was a large number of young families and children in attendance at many of the events. One of the challenges faced by everyone was the heat. The coordinators planned for all kinds of inclement weather, but a beautiful day that reached 27 degrees was not expected.
|Cherylanne and Chloe playing string game|
|Blackfoot linguist William Big Bull|
|Napi's Jason Plain Eagle demonstrating traditional Blackfoot games|
|Hoop Dancer Sandra Lamouche|
|Artists Diana Calder and James Palmer|
|Jaylen and Easton play the string capture game|
|Part of art display at library|
|Playing traditional stickball game|
|Toni Lucas photos|