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Chief Little Pine School dancers perform during Aboriginal Day in North Battleford Wednesday.
Chief Little Pine School dancers perform during Aboriginal Day in North Battleford Wednesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNow Staff

North Battleford celebrates Aboriginal Day

By Angela Brown
June 22, 2017 - 10:09am

North Battleford celebrated Aboriginal Day with festive dance and song in downtown North Battleford on Wednesday.

C.J. Thunderspirit performed the chicken dance in full regalia with Chief Little Pine School dancers, as part of the event.

Traditional music, games and much more will all be part of the National Aboriginal Day celebrations happening Wednesday in Central Park in North Battleford from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Traditional music, games and much more will all be part of the National Aboriginal Day celebrations happening Wednesday in Central Park in North Battleford from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

National Aboriginal Day creates harmony through diversity

By Roger White
June 19, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:50pm

Creating harmony through diversity will be the focus of this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations being held at the Battle River Treaty Office at 102 St. and 12 Ave.

Celtic entertainers Back Of The Bus provided the entertainment at the CMHA Garden Party Friday night.
Celtic entertainers Back Of The Bus provided the entertainment at the CMHA Garden Party Friday night. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

CMHA Garden party raises $50,000

By Roger White
June 19, 2017 - 10:00am

The threat of rain and thunderstorms didn't dampen the generosity of those who attended the first annual Garden Party in support of the Battlefords branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The event on Friday night raised more than $50,000. 

Students taking part in the B.E.A.T.S. program this year participated in a film production being shown this Thursday. Here visiting hip hop musician Calvin Wuttunee (front, fourth from left), is shown with students and staff involved in the program.
Students taking part in the B.E.A.T.S. program this year participated in a film production being shown this Thursday. Here visiting hip hop musician Calvin Wuttunee (front, fourth from left), is shown with students and staff involved in the program. submitted photo/Alan Corbeil

Battlefords youth show their talents in new film

By Angela Brown
June 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Students in the Battlefords taking part in the B.E.A.T.S. program had a hands-on experience in film-making recently that will be showcased in a special premiere this week.

The production is called B.E.A.T.S. Encounter.

Award-winning country singer, Crystal Shawanda, will be performing at the Dekker Centre on June 8.
Award-winning country singer, Crystal Shawanda, will be performing at the Dekker Centre on June 8. Facebook

Crystal Shawanda to play at the Dekker Centre

By Jared Gottselig
June 5, 2017 - 12:32pm Updated: June 6, 2017 - 2:55pm

Award-winning country artist, Crystal Shawanda, is making a stop at the Dekker Centre later on this week.

Shawanda is from the Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, and has toured with big names in country including Dierks Bentley.

Students from Battleford Central School will be holding two performances of their theatrical production, Through the Looking Glass on May 31
Students from Battleford Central School will be holding two performances of their theatrical production, Through the Looking Glass on May 31 Facebook

School theatrical production will take audience to Wonderland

By Jared Gottselig
May 27, 2017 - 11:00am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 12:44pm

Battleford Central School will offer an audience a trip to Wonderland in a theatrical production at the Dekker Centre later this month.

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