Fairy Skye Merida, right, helps sisters Hana, Savanna and Ariyanna Murray, left to right, with her bow as she and King Fergus, background, tour through the kids zone during Blackfalds Days in 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Fairy Skye Merida, right, helps sisters Hana, Savanna and Ariyanna Murray, left to right, with her bow as she and King Fergus, background, tour through the kids zone during Blackfalds Days in 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Full month of activities taking place in Blackfalds for Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days run from Sept. 1 to 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Sabo

The month of September will bring no shortage of activities to the Blackfalds region.

The Town of Blackfalds is gearing up for a month packed with events as part of Alberta Culture Days, running from Sept. 1 to 30.

Alberta Culture Days was previously held during the last week of September, however for 2021 the province has expanded the celebration to the entire month, according to Kurt Jenson, the recreation and culture planner for the town.

The series of events kick off with a Yoga Nidra class at the Blackfalds Community Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7.

The next day, the community will hold the Blackfalds Information Expo, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the community centre. According to Jenson, 15 local community groups and town council will be on hand to interact and provide information to the public.

“Town council will be on hand to discuss the budget and the upcoming election,” said Jensen.

The Information Expo will also reflect the Town of Blackfalds’ Bridging Diversity Initiative, and multiple food trucks will be set up in the parking lot.

Also on Sept. 8, the Blackfalds Youth Crew will bring yoga to the kids at the old Parentlink facility from 4:45 p.m. until 5:45.

On Sept. 22, the Youth Crew will offer an introduction to the djembe drum, going over the instrument’s origin, sound, and appropriate drumming techniques. This class will again be held at the old Parentlink facility from 6 p.m. until 7:30.

As part of Culture Days, the Youth Crew will be back for one final day, this time offering a youth art class on Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. until seven.

There will also be a drive-in double feature hosted at All Star Park on Sept. 24. The first movie to play is one of the latest Disney movies, Cruella, which came out earlier this year.

The second movie is yet to be decided; however, the Town of Blackfalds is running a poll on its Facebook page asking people to choose between Hook, Back to the Future, or Jurassic Park. In addition to the movies, food trucks will be on site as well.

As Culture Days begins to wind down, there will be fireworks set to music in All Star Park starting at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Back in All Star Park on Sept. 27 is another drive-in movie, this time showing Toy Story 4. Cost for the showing of this movie will be $30 per vehicle, with tickets available on Eventbrite. There will be an onsite concession as well.

If all these activities weren’t enough, the list continues Sept. 28, with a variety of activities for all ages. Activities will include candle making, a puppet show, and a Taste of Blackfalds — Deserts from Around the World Edition.

Finally, on Sept. 29, there will be activities and a barbecue at the Abbey Centre from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Activities will include train rides, an inflatable obstacle course, a bouncy castle, balloon animals, and a penny carnival.

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