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Flin Flon Culture Days 2021 begins Friday, events planned until late October

Culture Days will include dance down Main Street, Wild Things Market, Human Books and others
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Dancers pose for a group photo after the 2019 Dancing Down Main Street event, one of Flin Flon Culture Days’ marquee events.

It’s back again and it’s going to happen for a whole month. Culture Days will happen again in 2021 and it will include a smattering of events through late September and October.

This year’s Culture Days will consist of a month-long series of events, starting Sept. 24 with an exhibit at the Flin Flon Station Museum, a progressive bluegrass workshop at Johnny’s Social Club at 7 p.m. and a stargazing session at Phantom Lake.

While the 2021 edition of Culture Days will not be the same as those in years past, Flin Flon Arts Council cultural coordinator Crystal Kolt is pleased that events can be held at all.

“There won’t be 140 events. There’s about 30 events,” she said.

“The fact that we’re going to be having it, that’s going to be a triumph in and of itself.”

As the month continues, some familiar events will make their way back - the Wild Things Market will take place Sept. 25-26 at Creekside Park, starting at noon, while the Human Books events at the Flin Flon Public Library will take place staggered throughout the month, starting with Uptown Emporium proprietor Sophia Charuk Sept. 30.

The marquee event, the traditional Dancing Down Main Street, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2, with all participants meeting at Pioneer Square. The dance will be led by instructor Logan Church, who will lead people down Main Street in a socially distanced fashion when possible. The Wild Rice Cabaret will also happen, but with a ticket reservation system similar to the Blueberry Jam Music Gathering earlier this summer and a vaccine requirement to enter, as per current Manitoba COVID-19 rules.

Events will include four days of acting workshops for students through the Manitoba Theatre for Young People from Oct. 18-21, a disc golf open house at Creekside Park, several performances from the Flin Flon Community Hall and others.

A schedule can be found below.

Date Event Time Place  
Sept 24 Flin Flon Station Museum 1:00 - 4:00 Flin Flon Station Museum  
  Progressive Bluegrass with Jesse Krause 7:00 - 8:00 Johnnys Pre-Register
  Star Gazing 9:00 - 10:00pm Phantom Lake Dock  
Sept 25 Wild Things Market 12noon - 6:00pm Creekside  
  Little Pumpkin Patch 1:00 - 3:00 Creekside  
  Culture Shock 8:00 - 11:00pm The Hooter  
  Artist Talk with Megan Krause 2:00 - 3:00 Norva  
Sept 26 Walk On the Wild Side 1:00 - 3:00 Flin Flon Ski Club  
  Wild Things Market 12noon - 6:00pm Creekside  
  Walk Through a Volcano 1:00 - 3:00pm North Ave Park  
  Bunk Hockey 2:00 - 4:00pm Creekside  
  Pictures at an Exhibition 3:00 - 4:00 Norva  
Sept 30 Human Books with Sophia Charuk 7:00 - 8:30 Library Pre- Register
Oct 02 Dancing Down Main Street 12:30 - 1:00pm Pioneer Square  
  A Taste of the North - Rock & Roll 6:00 - 8:00 Bakers Narrows Lodge Dinner and Music
Oct 03 KIds Culture – Disc Golf 12noon - 4pm Creekside Park - meet at Princess entrance  
Oct 07 Ranjit Soman 7:00 - 8:30pm Library Pre- Register
Oct 09 Magic the Gathering 12:00 - 4:00pm Scout Hall  
Oct 14 Human Books - Bill Hanson 7:00 - 8:30pm Library Pre-Register
Oct 17 Forest to Fork 1:00 - 2:00pm Flin Flon Community Hall  
Oct 18 MTYP Acting Workshop   FFSD School Programming
Oct 19 MTYP Acting Workshop   FFSD School Programming
Oct 20 MTYP Acting Workshop   FFSD School Programming
Oct 21 Human Books - Leslie Beck 7:00 - 8:30pm Library Pre-Register
  MTYP Acting Workshop   FFSD School Programming
Oct 22 Live Radio Play - The Bunless City 19:00 Livestreamed  
Oct 23 Culture Days Woody Holler performance   Flin Flon Community Hall Pre-register
Oct 24 Hoop Troupe Demonstration 2:00 - 3:00pm Flin Flon Community Hall virtual