Summer is here and that means programing at the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre is entering full swing.
Summer programming this year is spread out through the month of July and well into August.
“The calendar is very full, but it's going to be fun and we're really looking forward to all of the activities we have planned,” said GCHCC Director Joanne Gregoire.
Programing starts on July 21 with an Acrylic Painting with Palette Knives workshop for Tweens led by Emily Elizabeth. The cost is $25 per person and it runs from 1 to 3 pm.
On July 26 the Centre will be hosting an Extreme LEGO Building Workshop for kids who love to build with LEGO, hosted by Adam Dodge. Adam is an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and member of the Saskatchewan LEGO Users Group.
Adam has hosted workshops in the past at the GCHCC and always has a fun workshop for the kids.
“It's always a fun time with Adam," said Gregoire. "He brings a huge supply of LEGO and has lots of ideas, like different building challenges and things for them to do - the kids love it."
The workshop will have two sessions for two different age groups. Ages 5-8 will take place from 9 am to 12 pm while those 9 years and over will go from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
This workshop will have a limited number of spaces, so parents have to act quick to register their kids.
The other workshops planned include a Print Making workshop on July 28, where participants will do stamp carving and printing on canvas bags. On August 8 there will be a Mosaic Workshop where kids will create a frame using mosaic tiles.
Both workshops cost $15 per participant.
On August 3 there will be an acrylic paint night led once again by local artist Emily Elizabeth, but this time the workshop is geared toward adults.
On July 28 there will be a drumming workshop with Trea Jensen.
“There will be two different sessions for the drumming as well," explained Gregoire. "One that's more family oriented in the afternoon, and then an evening session where adults and couples, or whoever, can come up and enjoy some drumming.”
The Grand Coteau Centre will also host its monthly Coffee Chat program on August 6. The sessions are held on the first Friday of every month from 10 to 11 am. All area residents and visitors are welcome to attend.
“There is always a lot of good conversation at these sessions," said Gregoire. "And we are especially excited because we'll actually be able to serve coffee and treats again, which we haven't been able to do for the last several months while the COVID restrictions were in place."
For more information check out the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Center's page on Facebook.
Jacob Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shaunavon Standard