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Guest speakers to bring Culture Days alive

Culture Days are quickly approaching with events and activities getting underway this weekend. There are over 70 activities to choose from in Flin Flon and the surrounding area.

Culture Days are quickly approaching with events and activities getting underway this weekend.

There are over 70 activities to choose from in Flin Flon and
the surrounding area.

So, how do you choose?

The six guest speakers coming to town are
highly spoken of by Culture Days organizer Crystal Kolt.

Visiting performers will cover everything from country music to clowning, the Chinese flute, and art.

Here’s a quick look at each of the six artists who will be sharing their gift later this week.

Dean Bauche

Dean Bauche is an artist out of North Battleford who comes to Flin Flon with 22 years of experience.

His artwork hangs in a number of private and public locations across Canada. He was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Commemorative Medal during Saskatchewan’s centennial as well as the Queen Elizabeth || Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Though he has a variety of styles he works in, Bauche is best known for his watercolours and oil paintings.

“My art endeavours to explore all the dimensions that make us human: spirit, body, mind, and place,” reads his artist’s statement.

Quinton Blair

Quinton Blair will be gracing the stage of this year’s Country Shock Cabaret– a new twist on last year’s Culture Shock. While in Flin Flon, Blair will also be offering lessons as well as instruction on how to write a country song.

Born and raised in southern Manitoba, Blair has made a name for himself in the past decade as he blurs the lines between roots country, outlaw country, and throwback country.

Mel Braun

The Flin Flon Community Choir is well versed, but Mel Braun will bring a new style to the community with opera.

The Ontario-native will offer a vocal workshop, which could benefit performers interested in auditioning for Les Misérables.

Puff the Clown

Culture Days is for all ages and to keep children interested Puff the Clown will be showing off her talents.

Valerie Meiners has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has brought a number of awards home with her to Winnipeg.

Puff the Clown will host a workshop that shows others how to become a clown.

On a similar page, Isaac Girardin will put on a juggling show.

The Churchill native specializes in devil sticks – a form of juggling with one stick in each hand and a third being tossed between the two – as well as the unicycle, spinning plates, and stilt-walking.

James Yezi

James Yezi has been performing around the world since starting with the bamboo flute at the age of six. For the past 10 years, he has taught his love of music to others. Yezi will give a demonstration for everyone to hear the Chinese Flute.