By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Lacombe Express
The month of September will bring no shortage of activities to the Blackfalds region.
The Town of Blackfalds is gearing up for a month packed with events as part of Alberta Culture Days, running from Sept. 1 to 30, 2021.
Alberta Culture Days was previously held during the last week of September, however for 2021 the province has expanded the celebration to the entire month, according to Kurt Jenson, the recreation and culture planner for the town.
The first thing going on in September will be a Yoga Nidra class at the Blackfalds Community Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7.
The next day, the community will hold the Blackfalds Information Expo, taking place on Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the community centre. According to Jenson, 15 local community groups and town council will be on hand to interact and provide information to the public.
“Town council will be on hand to discuss the budget and the upcoming election,” said Jensen.
The Information Expo will also reflect the Town of Blackfalds’ Bridging Diversity Initiative, and multiple food trucks will be set up in the parking lot.
Also Sept. 8, the Blackfalds Youth Crew will bring yoga to the kids at the old Parentlink facility from 4:45 p.m. until 5:45.
The next week, the Youth Crew will bring a Youth Hula Hoop Fitness class in Studio One of the Abbey Centre, running from 5 p.m. until 5:45.
On Sept. 22, the Youth Crew will offer an introduction to the djembe drum, going over the instrument’s origin, sound, and appropriate drumming techniques. This class will again be held at the old Parentlink facility from 6 p.m. until 7:30.
As part of Culture Days, the Youth Crew will be back for one final day, this time offering a youth art class on Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. until seven.
There will also be a drive-in double feature hosted at All Star Park on Sept. 24. The first movie to play is one of the latest Disney movies, Cruella, which came out earlier this year.
The second movie is yet to be decided; however, the Town of Blackfalds is running a poll on its Facebook page asking people to choose between Hook, Back to the Future, or Jurassic Park. In addition to the movies, food trucks will be on site as well.
As Culture Days begins to wind down, there will be fireworks set to music in All Star Park starting at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.