Saskatchewan is a cultural hotspot in Canada. The province celebrates several events and festivals throughout the year, featuring dramatic arts, music performances, and literary events. These events help to encourage community development in the province.
The Windscape Kite Festival is probably one of the unique events in Canada, and it encourages hobbyists to go outside to fly their kites. The festival attracts kite makers from all over the world from places like China, Europe, India, and Africa. This exposure is great for the small community of Swift Current.
The city of Saskatoon also plays host to one of the biggest jazz festivals in the country. The outdoor jazz festival attracts more than 80 000 fans to the event every year. Music genres include performances by artists specializing in blues, reggae, hip-hop, rap, and country music. The music culture supports theatres and the livelihood of artists in the community.
The people of Saskatchewan love to support local businesses and communities. Mortlach hosts the Saskatoon Berry Festival. The festival includes a parade, pancakes, entertaining activities, and traditional music. People support local businesses by attending and trying out all the different pies and sundaes that are made with Saskatoon berries.
The Saskatchewan Festival of Words is also a festival completely unique to the province. The event is hosted by Moose Jaw to celebrate literature. Educators, librarians, and bookworms from all over gather to watch a Thursday night film, followed by workshops, trivia contests, panel discussions, and live entertainment.
The activities take place in Moose Jaw’s cultural center, museum, public library, art gallery, and famous Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort. These initiatives help to promote education and the love for literature in the community. The passion for education and literature translates to a more literate society – that ultimately benefits local economies.
Canadian festivals in Saskatchewan and Manitoba attract international attention, and with more citizens and tourists joining in on the cultural activities, local communities can continue to reap the benefits from the activity.