TransFlowmation Entertainment - Fire & Circus Performance 

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TransFlowmation Entertainment - Fire & Circus Performance 

Saturday & Sunday

(Late Afternoon) | On the Street

With over a decade of experience under their belts, TransFlowmation have earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top fire and flow arts groups. Fusing their passion for dance, martial arts and music, they have their own unique brand of artistry through years of training and dedication to their craft.

Cool Runnins’ Deep Freezer Race 

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Cool Runnins’ Deep Freezer Race 

Saturday & Sunday

Noon – 5:00 pm
118 Avenue at Alberta Avenue Community League

Come and join in the fun! Bring your friends and family for the ride of a lifetime. Teams of five (ages 12+) race toward the finish line to challenge for the fastest time. Bring helmets and your friends – deep freezers are provided. For more details and to apply, visit deepfreezefest.ca


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Sponsored by KWEICHOW MOUTAI

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. 

Pipon Village

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Pipon Village

Saturday & Sunday

91 Street & 118 Avenue

Our Indigenous neighbours welcome you! Enjoy traditional activities, both Saturday and Sunday, including traditional storytelling, music, dance, snowshoeing, crafts and delicious bannock. 

In the Cree language January is referred to as the Great Moon ‘kise-pisim’. As part of our January Deep Freeze Festival we say ‘Tawow’ or ‘welcome’ you to a great indigenous experience. By visiting our Pipon Village (which means winter in Cree), you can gather round our central hearth to warm your hearts and hands as well as visit with Indigenous Artisans selling their wares while you sample tea and hot bannock freshly made over the fire.

Thank you to Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation, and River Cree Casino for their continued partnership with Arts on the Ave.