LAC LA BICHE - The various cultures who’ve made their home in Lac La Biche County were celebrated during Alberta Culture Days events which took place on Sat. Sept. 9, at the Lac La Biche Mission.
The day-long celebration got underway in the morning with a Métis sash weaving workshop. Throughout the afternoon, there was an abundance of entertainment that included a multicultural food festival where visitors could sample a variety of international cuisines for free, live music by local performers, children’s games, as well as free guided tours of the Lac La Biche Mission, which organized the event as a way of building community and bringing people of different cultures and ethnicities together.
Several Alberta Culture Days events are planned for the Lac La Biche region during the month of September. On Sat., Sept. 15, the Mission will be hosting an old-fashioned afternoon tea party in the convent on the grounds.
From Sept. 22-23, the Owl River Cultural Association will be offering a chance to experience genuine Indigenous culture with a festival that features traditional music and performances by Indigenous dancers, along with a fashion show where Métis women and girls will don colourful traditional ribbon skirts. There will also be teachings about traditional hunting and trapping as well as storytelling by elders.
On Sept. 28, Portage College is hosting a cultural expo featuring the cultures, artistry, and culinary flavours from various groups living in Lac La Biche County.