Weyburn to offer a month-long virtual Culture Days

An online version of Culture Days will be offered in Weyburn this year, due to the restrictions imposed for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rather than holding the event with large crowds attending in one location, like last year at the Knox Hall, the events will be held virtually with video demonstrations, features and tours, and will be available for an entire month, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25.

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There will be a video from the Weyburn Arts Council showing the creation and unveiling of a collaborative mural, featuring a photograph by John Woodward (as seen in the photos above), and of origami lily making.

A video on behalf of the Weyburn Pottery Club will show instructions on pottery-making, demonstrate by Darlene Martin.

She will demonstrate using a wheel to throw a bowl, a clay jar with a lid, a mug and a plate, and hand-building a mug and pop-up plates.

The Crocus Quilters Guild will have a powerpoint online to demonstrate quilt-making as well as a virtual show of quilts by guild members.

A video will be shown from the Weyburn Open Air Market showing artists and markets, and the City of Weyburn will show a virtual self-guided tour of the Soo Line Historical Museum and the Turner Curling Museum.

The Southeast Newcomer Services will feature cultural videos, including the Champa Apsara Vietnamese dance, Pysanka Ukrainian egg-making, sewing a tote bag, drawing superheroes, a Metis display and stories, beadwork, henna tattoos and a pastry demo.

Lastly the Weyburn Wood Carvers will show wood-carving videos and photos with general wood-carving information, tools and equipment, and projects like a whimsical horse, musical frogs, comfort birds and a carved hand as examples.