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Portage prepares for a night to remember
Portage la Prairie’s Culture Days celebration offers fun activities for all ages on Sat., Sept. 30.
"I think it will be a great atmosphere," said organizer Yvette Cuthbert.
The day starts with a new event, Culture on the Crescent. People can walk along Crescent Drive pathway between from 2 to 4 p.m. and stop at hubs featuring interactive games, dancing, music and other activities. Cuthbert is excited about the human book activity, which allows people to get to know the personal stories of various community members.
"Artists will be giving demonstrations, there will be a lakeside jam, and five musicians scattered here and there for individual performances," she said.
The fun continues at Celebrate the Night on Island Park at the Ukrainian stage and surrounding area.
Participants can enjoy shadow art, star mapping, lanterns, and performers, including a glow in the dark percussion group and POW dancers.
"It is going to be a fantastic day of family-friendly activities and all for free," Cuthbert said.
Many local organizations are joining this year’s Culture Days in Portage event, helping to offer more activities.
If Sept. 30 is rainy, Cuthbert said the activities will be moved into the multi-purpose room at Portage Collegiate Institute, 20 Saskatchewan Ave. E.
Cuthbert is holding a workshop on making human lanterns at the Portage & District Arts Council (11-2nd St. NE) on Sat., Sept. 16 starting at 9 a.m.
For more information and to volunteer for Culture on the Crescent or Celebrate the Night, contact Cuthbert at Yvette.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-856-7923.
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