Engage with the Spirit of the Prairies

Engage with the Spirit of the Prairies

By David Klassen

Families looking for something to do on Sunday won’t find a shortage of activities at the Living Prairie Museum.

The museum at 2795 Ness Avenue is holding its 17th Annual Spirit of the Prairie Celebration with live music, square dancing demonstrations, a Red River Cart, sash weaving and prizes.

See what’s happening below:

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. — Square Dancing demonstration with Portage Youth Steppers
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Storytelling with Joe McLellan
1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — “Before the Plough; Harnessing Prairie Resources” Presentation by Philippe Mailhot, Director, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Guided Prairie Hike with John Morgan of Prairie Habitats and “Sash Dance” with Carol James
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Storytelling with Joe McLellan
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Rehabilitated Bird Release with Wildlife Haven
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Guided Hike/ Square Dancing demonstration/instruction
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. — All-day activities include: sash weaving, demonstrations by the Manitoba Archaeology Society and the Manitoba Living History Society, traditional games, bannock baking, crafts and face painting.

Those wanting to volunteer can call the Living Prairie Museum at 832-0167.


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