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Culturama Makes Its Comeback

By Randy Thoms Aug 5, 2022 | 8:35 AM

Courtesy Culturama/Facebook

Culturama returns to Fort Frances tonight.

A local group has worked for several months to bring back the once highly-popular cultural festival that had faded in the 1990s.

A three-day event at Rainy Lake Square has been organized that includes performances, vendors and displays.

Kayleigh Speirs, one of the organizers, feels they are ready to showcase the community’s culture.

“I think in a lot of ways, it’s exceeded our expectations. It’s also maybe different than what we kind of set out to do in the beginning, but it’s come together in the way that I think it was meant to. We’re pretty excited,” says Speirs.

Festivities will begins at 5 p.m, with opening ceremonies that includes a drum group and comments from Mayor June Caul.

Saturday will feature an Inuit throat singer, Ukrainian dancers and musicians.

The festival wraps up Sunday at 2 p.m.

There is also a display at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, and residents are encouraged to participate in a community mural that will hang at the museum following the event.

All activities are free.

You are also encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Below is the schedule of events.


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