Step back in time with WDM Heritage Festival

By Roger White
February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battleford area residents have an opportunity to step back in time and visit the rich history and culture of the community, as the Western Development Museum (WDM) host the inaugural Heritage Festival on Sunday Feb. 11.

The event will feature lots of live entertainment, educational discussions and exhibits that will be of interest to young and old alike, according to Cheryl Stewart Rahm, Education and Volunteer Co-ordinator for the WDM.

“This being the Heritage Festival’s first year, we are pretty excited,” said Stewart Rahm. “It’s something that should be done every year, because we do have a very proud history and vibrant culture in the Battlefords and it should be celebrated.”

She added the community as a whole seems to be excited about the event, according to the feedback she has received.

“I really find the community very supportive and understood what I wanted to have and celebrate,” she said

“I think the people of the Battlefords are looking forward to having a different type of event.”

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Western Development Museum and will feature cultural entertainment on stage with a variety of acts on the bill, along with many activities for the family to enjoy.

“We’ve got so much to take in during this event,” Stewart Rahm said. ”There are pioneer activities, wagon rides and many interesting displays as well.”

She said some of the cultural displays will be from Fort Battleford, the City of North Battleford, and the Battleford Immigration Society, just to name a few. There will also be several guest speakers.

“At 1:30 p.m. the City of North Battleford Archives will have a presentation on the history of the past Saskatchewan Winter Games,” she added. “It will be followed at 2:30 p.m. by the WDM Archives discussing collective threads which is very interesting.”

For a full list of exhibitors and events visit the website.


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