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It’s A Wrap! Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and organized events in celebration of Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo.

In 2016, over 2,200 residents and visitors enjoyed a selection of activities coordinated and supported by over 25 local cultural organizations and enthusiasts. Over five days, residents were invited to witness the beauty of dance from all over the world, instructed on how to ace your next audition, informed on how to get the best out of your GoPro footage, experience playing a new instrument, enjoyed the magic of painting and more!

This couldn’t be accomplished without the amazing volunteers who dedicated over 96 volunteer hours to support these activities. It is through discovery, experience, and participation that Culture Days in Wood Buffalo has the ability to strengthen our connection to each other and to our region’s extraordinary cultural assets.

Thank you to our participating organizations and individuals who have worked together to plan activities and events for 2016 Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo!

Arts Council Wood Buffalo
Boreal Artist Institute
Brady Academy of Irish Dance
Claire Beaulieu
Filipino-Canadian Association of Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray Chinese-Canadian Cultural Society
Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association
Fort McMurray Highland Dance Society
Indian Dance Group
Jamie Gardner
Legacy Children’s Foundation
Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Oilsands Rotary Music Festival
Peter Pond Mall
Public Art Committee
Ratchanee Phonlamaung
Rebecca Dorothy
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts
The Veins Band
Theatre; Just Because
Vera Creative Face Painting
Wood Buffalo Regional Library

What is Alberta Culture Days?

Alberta Culture Days started in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day – one day to recognize the value of the province’s arts and cultural communities, with 100 events held in 30 communities. Since then, it has expanded into an annual three-day celebration.

Alberta Culture Days inspired the creation of Culture Days — a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural lives of their communities.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has participated in Alberta Culture Days since 2009. The festival is a showcase of our community’s vibrant arts, rich heritage and cultural diversity. Wood Buffalo Alberta Culture Days is a chance for our artists and performers to shine, celebrating our unique culture, heritage, and the place we call home.

The 2017 Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo will be celebrated from September 29 to October 1. With a variety of daily activities planned by our local arts and culture organizations and enthusiasts, there is something the whole family can enjoy!


For questions, comments or how to get involved in Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo, please contact the Community Strategies Branch at or 780-743-7966.

Visit the Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo Facebook page @culturedayswoodbuffalo. Additional information about local events occurring during Culture Days and throughout the year is also posted here.

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