The Silver Skate Festival is honoured that Elder Francis Whiskeyjack is sharing his medicine wheel learnings and knowledge with us. This installation was created as an intent to educate and awareness of some native practices and teaching in a respectful way. This information being provided is one form of understanding Indigenous way of knowing and Indigenous ways of being, thus forming the psychology of the Medicine Wheel.
You will be able to see these illustrated representations of the original medicine wheel snow sculptures at Silver Skate Festival on at Hawrelak Park until Feb 21, 2022.
Courtesy Front Step Forge. Watch blacksmiths forge the primary tools of the trade: a punch, hammer and tongs. These techniques are the same as those used to produce Damascus steel, artwork, wrought iron, and are still used today to recreate historic hardware.
By Canada Maple Shack. Take in the French-Canadian tradition of a 'toffee-pull' – drizzle some syrup onto ice to turn it into a sweet and sticky treat.
Open Fridays and Weekends from noon-6pm
Join us February 12th, 13th, 20th and 21st from 1pm-5pm and explore interesting artifacts with costumed interpreters and join in on some historic activities and games!
Join us in the Heritage Village when Rocky Morin brings his drum and drummers to the Silver Skate Festival February 12th and 13th, 2022 from 1pm - 2pm.