Take part in Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts! Culture Days takes place at the end of each September when millions of people attend thousands of participatory free arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hand-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. Selkirk is celebrating Culture Days September 23-25!
Community Campfire & Drone Show on Friday
Culture Days kicks off on Sept. 23 from 7 – 10pm with a Community Campfire at the Recreation Complex (180 Easton Dr.). Various campfire pits will be set up, each with a different special guest to lead in conversation, crafts, story telling, music, performances, and more!
The night ends with one of the first ever drone shows in Manitoba! Starting at 9:30 pm, 56 drones will be swarming and dancing, making various shapes such as a catfish, butterflies, flowers and other surprises in the night sky.
Performers for the evening include Real Joliceours, Jeremy Robinson Magic, Caricaturists, Sleepy the Clown, Daniel Jordan (musician), Dean Daves (Jigging lessons), Dave Lavallee (musician) and the Metis Music Van. Plus other community groups and organizations! (all performers are subject to change).
In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the banquet hall.
Selkirk Comes Alive on Saturday – Who will you meet?
On Saturday September 24, 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm is Selkirk Comes Alive! This event is our way of creating an interactive tour of Selkirk with featured historical figures that have had a lasting impact on the evolution of Selkirk. Actors will play real life residents and share how that individual helped shaped the community. This years featured historical figures and places are Robert Smith, Chuck Norquay, The Grabowski Family, The Barn, and The Selkirk Fire Department.
This event is free – passport tickets are available at The Civic Office, Gaynor Family Regional Library, The Mighty Kiwi and Packers Fashions or are available for download here.
Try out something new at the Kin Centre Saturday and Sunday
Embrace Culture Days by taking part in a different, fun, outdoor FREE activity. Programs will take place at the Kin Centre (370 Jemima St). No registration is required.
September 24, 10 am - 7 pm & September 25, 1 pm - 7 pm OR UNTIL ALL PUZZLE PIECES ARE FOUND (49 pieces)
How well do you know Selkirk and it’s history? By using riddles and clues, help us in finding missing puzzle pieces scattered across the City of Selkirk.
Visit staff at the kin centre to get your clues and to see what pieces still remain. Once you find a puzzle piece you will bring it back to the kin centre to try and fit it into the puzzle, which once complete will display a beautiful mural, highlighting a special Selkirk landmark.
September 24, 10 am - 3 pm
Open to people of all ages. Young people and children are welcome, but please note that this is an unsupervised outdoor public event. Staff will be on hand to direct and assist with the art-making activity. Parents/guardians are responsible for any minors or children who participate. Sidewalk chalk will be provided.
Categories: Young Artists (3-11 years); Inspiring youth (12-17 years); Artistic Adults (18+).
One winner in each category will win based on their designs for use of the theme, creativeness and overall quality. One winner per category will be chosen to win a $50 Biz Bucks Gift card.
September 24, 1 - 3 pm
Bring your friends down to the Kin Centre for a fun game of laser tag! 20-minute mini games will be played to allow different users the opportunity to play. Ages 6+.
September 24, 11 am - 1 pm
Join us for Come & Create, where you will reflect on your favorite places in the community and create beautiful pieces of art to describe your community and neighborhood. Targeted for Children ages 6-13 years.
September 24, 10 am - 7 pm & September 25, 1 - 7 pm
Free equipment to play with on the Kin Centre grounds. Children under 12 must be supervised by a parent/guardian. See website for rules and further details about equipment available.
September 25, 1 - 3 pm
Connect with community members as you join in the fun and thrill of rock painting! Bring a rock with you of choose from the rocks on site and paint it with colors and designs, created to catch someone's eye!
Once your design is complete and dry, you can then choose to keep your rock art or head out into the community to hide your rock. The "Hide-n-Seek Rock Game", also known as "the Kindness Rocks movement", has been a growing phenomenon over the last two years. People have been hiding beautifully painted rocks across the community for others to see when they are out and about. The purpose of the hidden rocks is to bring joy to those to seek them.
If you see a beautifully painted rock when enjoying a walk or while outdoors in the community, remember to admire it and leave it there for the next person to enjoy.
September 25, 3 - 5 pm
Location: Selkirk Recreation Complex 180 Easton Dr.
Please bring your own ice skates and helmet. All participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver or parent.