Punjabi dancers Navkivan Safri (left) and Arwinder Rupana (right) dance on the main stage during the Heritage Day events at Muskoseepi Park on Monday August 7, 2017 in Grande Prairie, Alta.
Nicole Auger / Daily Herald-Tribune
Grande Prairie will showcase Canadian heritage and multiculturalism with events at Muskoseepi Park and the Grande Prairie Museum for Heritage Day next Monday.This year marks Alberta’s 45th Heritage Day.“The Grande Prairie Museum is highlighting Grande Prairie’s heritage, and then at Muskoseepi Park, we’re celebrating cultural heritage,” said Carla Wells, program and event manager with the City of Grande Prairie.“We’re just celebrating both elements of heritage.”Local and regional artists will perform cultural music and dance performances at the amphitheatre in Muskoseepi Park from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can also browse multicultural displays and 11 food vendors.The Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers is also hosting a Kermesse, or cultural exchange, along the path towards the amphitheatre with art, clothing and lifestyle items from various cultures on display.Welles noted that the Kermesse may move inside the Ernie Radbourne Pavillion depending on the weather.Meanwhile, the nearby Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village will have a petting zoo and demonstrations of traditional trades and crafts, such as blacksmithing, yarn spinning and candle making. In addition, children can take part in games of skill and chance.The city advised of limited parking and no ATMs during Heritage Day. Events are free for all ages to attend but attendees are asked to bring cash for vendors and food trucks.More information is available at cityofgp.com/events.