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Culture Days 2022 events kick off this weekend, will continue into October

Culture Days 2022 will begin with events this weekend and will continue on into next month.
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Attendees at the 2021 Culture Days Dancing Down Main Street event stand for a photo on Flin Flon’s Main Street.

Culture Days 2022 will begin with events this weekend and will continue on into next month.

Events for Flin Flon’s fall celebration of arts, culture and activity will start Saturday morning and run through October 16.

This year’s Culture Days will start with a pancake breakfast at Rotary Park Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The Wild Things Market, the miners’ information tent and the kids’ culture exhibit will take place from noon to 6 p.m. following that at Creekside Park, with a pumpkin patch also taking place at the market site from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Also taking place Sept. 24 will be a showcase event at the Flin Flon Station Museum from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., a tour of the Main Street area starting at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Square, a bunk hockey game with the Bombers from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Creekside Park and a special film presentation from the Central Canada Film Group at the Dorothy Ash Theatre at Hapnot Collegiate starting at 7 p.m. The film group will show the film The Book Thief, a 2013 movie set during the Second World War in Nazi-occupied Germany starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse.

The Wild Things Market will continue for a second day Sept. 25 from noon to 6 p.m., with the Walk Through a Volcano event taking place from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at North Avenue Park.

Flin Flon’s Culture Days coincides with a nationwide campaign of affiliated Culture Days events running from Sept. 23-Oct. 16, billed as “three glorious weeks of colour, creativity and community.”

While the Flin Flon edition of Culture Days has won awards and recognition in the past for having far more events than much larger areas, including major Canadian cities, this year’s celebration will see fewer events than in past years as organizers seek to rebuild community interest following the pandemic and COVID-19-related restrictions.