Culture Days take shape for second annual event

Even though it might be months away, initial plans are already underway for Culture Days at Stettler in late September.

Even though it might be months away, initial plans are already underway for Culture Days at Stettler in late September.

“We’ll try to get as many organizations as possible involved this year,” said Aubrey Brown, the executive-director of Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development.

The board is again the sponsor, after hosting the initial event last fall.

It hopes to include the Stettler Downtown Business Association in the cultural celebration.

The activities are being planned for the weekend of Sept. 27 to 29. The initial organizing meeting was held in mid-March.

“We’re going to try to approach more businesses and maybe include employee gatherings,” Brown said.

“We’re at the very initial discussion stages, and we do want to participate in this provincial and national event.”

With more 20 events featured in Stettler last year, just a few drew large crowds.

As a result, the local organizing committee plans to stage fewer events that might attract larger gatherings.

With $5,000 in funding from the provincial government, and as one of many host communities, Stettler staged several events, including a tailgate farmers’ market downtown, a flash mob by Danceology, a pancake breakfast at P&H Elevator, and a gospel concert. Those gatherings drew the biggest crowds and support.

The next organizational meeting is planned for after the Stettler trade show, which runs April 12 to 14.

For more information, phone 403-742-3181.