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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company

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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company

Sunday, 4:45 pm

New Moon Pavilion (91 Street & 118 Avenue)

Cheremosh takes its audience on a colorful and exciting journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. Leaving behind a cultural legacy, Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

A Season of Traditions Visual Arts Gallery 

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A Season of Traditions Visual Arts Gallery 

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 – 118 Avenue) 

Saturday:
Noon – 10:00 pm

Sunday:
Noon – 6:00 pm

A Season of Traditions brings together work by local Francophone, Indigenous, Métis, and Ukrainian artists, to explore how cultural traditions can unify, and how the season of winter—with it’s unique challenges and beauties—can unify people from different cultures.

Showcasing Francophone, Ukrainian, and Métis artists:
MJ Belcourt Moses, Doris Charest, Curtis Johnson, Iryna Karpenko, and Valeriy Semenko

The exhibition will be on display until February 3rd, 2018.

Shumka School of Dance | Malanka Suite

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Shumka School of Dance | Malanka Suite

Sunday, 1:15 pm

New Moon Pavilion (91 Street & 118 Avenue)

More than 50 years of performance history has shaped Shumka’s signature music and dance style. While maintaining deep respect for their heritage, Shumka continually challenges conventional boundaries in order to define the experience of Ukrainian dance in the context of today’s society. Shumka strives to ensure that artists who believe in Canada’s rich Ukrainian heritage, have a distinct voice on the national and international performing arts stage.

Edmonton Public Library Workshops

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Edmonton Public Library Workshops

Saturday & Sunday

Noon – 6:00 pm
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (9225 - 118 Avenue)

Join EPL for a celebration of culture. We will be sharing stories and creating one-of-kind crafts. Fun for the whole family! 

In the Ukraine it’s considered good luck if a spider appears on your Christmas tree (yalynka/иалинка).This stems from a folk tale about an old woman too poor to afford ornaments, the spiders heard her prayers on Christmas Eve and decorated the tree overnight with beautiful webs, which glittered like tinsel in the morning sun.

Finger Weaving Workshop with Maryann Borch

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Finger Weaving Workshop with Maryann Borch

Sunday
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts 

Join this fun workshop with Maryann and learn how to use old time finger-weaving to create a traditional ‘ceinture fléchée’, or arrowhead sash — one of the famous badges of the voyageur. The ceinture fléchée had many uses — it was used for warmth, as a support on the portage, as an emergency rope, and as a mark of distinction and origin. When tightly woven and treated with beeswax, it could even be used as a cup. The term ‘fléchée’ refers specifically to the original arrowhead design, but there were many other patterns.

Art Gallery Show and Sale

Art Gallery Show and Sale

Art Gallery Show and Sale

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts Stollery Gallery (9225 – 118 Avenue)

Saturday: Noon – 8:00 pm Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm

Welcome to our Deep Freeze Gallery exhibition at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. All artwork on display is available for purchase with a portion of the sale going to support Arts on the Ave – the charity organization that produces Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival and other festivals and events in the community. This exhibition showcases a variety of artwork from emerging to established artists. We hope you enjoy this juried exhibition.

Here are some engaging ideas and activities you can try while you are looking at the artwork, especially if you have children:

  • You Name the Artwork: Using sticky notes and pencils provided, rename one or two of your favourite artworks. Discuss the reasons for the new title.
  • Tell Stories: Make up a story about one of the paintings or sculptures. Ask questions.
  • Play I Spy: Choose an object/colour/shape/texture in an artwork and have friends and family members take turns guessing which artwork it is. If it is an object/shape/texture you will need to describe it first – but don’t give too much away!
  • Seek and Find: Pick your favourite colours, shapes, textures or objects and see how many you can find in the artwork. This games helps the viewer to look more closely at the art.
  • Change where you stand: Change how you view a piece of art by moving really close (but remember no touching) then move really far back. Talk about the differences.

Our Gallery Artists are: Marina Apartsin, Calvin Becker-Burns, Margaret Blank,
Alyson Davies, Julie Drew, Reyna Dye Baillie, Frankie FBR, Krista Hamilton, Mark Henderson, Sherry Heyliger, Cindy James, Kaida Kobylka, Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic, Tong Liu,
C W McDonald, Stephanie Medford, Telisha Nault, Mireille Peloquin, Rebecca Pickard,
Andrea Spurrell, Tunde Vari, Natasa Vretenar, and Dennis Yowney

All artwork is available for purchase. Cash, debit and credit accepted. 

Tourtière Baking Challenge

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Tourtière Baking Challenge

Saturday

Results at 5:00 pm

The Hearth (Inside Alberta Ave Community League,
9210 – 118 Avenue)

Tourtière is a wonderful French Canadian comfort food, loved by all, and each year on Francophone Cultural Day at Deep Freeze we serve homemade, delicious tourtière. Again this year we have challenged local cooks to come and show-off their best tourtière recipe in our Tourtière Baking Challenge.

Results will be announced at 5:00 pm at The Hearth Stage.

Champions of Alberta Avenue

Champions of Alberta Avenue

Champions of Alberta Avenue Short Documentary Film

Saturday, 6:30 pm

New Moon Pavilion (before main feature, Monsters Inc.)

Champions of Alberta Avenue is short documentary film and photographic project of Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society, which celebrates those business owners who left their homeland over the past forty years, spoke little or no English on arriving in Edmonton, and started a new life and business here on historic Alberta Avenue. In this project, we focus on eleven of the many successful businesses started by immigrants and refugees on Alberta Avenue, and we would like to thank each of them for the generous support and kind participation in this project. We also thank Moving Artistry Productions for their work on this special short doc project.