Celebrate Canada 150 with daily cultural activities in the Chautauqua Tent, August 5 to 20

July 25, 2017

Celebrate Canada 150 with daily cultural activities in the Chautauqua Tent, August 5 to 20

Strathcona County and the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation are pleased to present the Chautauqua Tent, a two-week cultural experience celebrating Canada 150.

Inspired by the Chautauqua tradition, which brought culture and education to communities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a giant tent will be set up just outside of Festival Place from August 5 to 20. Daily activities will include free morning and afternoon workshops, performances, and presentations for families and evening ticketed performances.

Residents can also register to participate in the Canada 150 National Mosaic Mural Project on August 7 and 8 in the Chautauqua Tent. Over 400 tiles will be painted to symbolize Strathcona County and will be put together to create a beautiful public art piece.

Other activity highlights include: magic workshop, teddy bear picnic, naturalist show and tell, family circus show, street dance and beer gardens, a night of comedy, Joel Fafard and Marc Beaudin Trio, Ted Barris, a tribute to Ian Tyson, and more.

This event is possible thanks to the support of Imperial Canada, Sherwood Park Kiwanis, and the Government of Canada. For more information call 780-449-3378.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595