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All-day celebrations June 21 for National Indigenous Peoples Day

By Brittany Willsie
Staff Reporter

A full day of activities are planned this year for National Indigenous Peoples Day in Rocky Mountain House. 
The purpose of National Indigenous Peoples Day is to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples.  
Past years have included parades, barbecues and fireworks in town and this year’s event is bigger and better than ever. 
On Tuesday, June 21, the festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with a range of activities for kids at Curtis Field. Face painting will take place all day. 
At 4 p.m., axe throwing begins at Curtis Field, along with a barbecue. Traditional drummers and dancers will also be starting at that time. 
The Head Start grad ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. and an Indigenous movie will play at 6 p.m. 
From 8 to 11 p.m., live music will be played at the Âsokêwin Friendship Centre. 
Fireworks will start at 11 p.m. behind Home Hardware.  
Everyone is welcome to attend.