Arts and Culture
Summer Solstice Festival
Culture, heritage and spirituality blend at the annual Summer Solstice Festival.
This inclusive cultural event builds on the role of Summer Solstice over the past hundreds of years and reinforces the spirit of southern Saskatchewan. We invite visitors to experience a ‘celebration of the sol’ with a diverse weekend of musical, literary and performing arts programming.
Visit the Summer Solstice Festival section for more information or visit www.summersolsticefestivaldete.com.
Gravelbourg & District Museum |
Devoted to the history of Gravelbourg and the stories of its people, the museum contains a collection of early pioneer memorabilia including extensive artifacts from Gravelbourg's earliest residents. People profiled include Monsignor Charles Maillard, Dr. J. A. Soucy and Father Pierre Gravel.
The Gravelbourg and District Museum is open seven days a week during the months of June through August. Guided tours of Gravelbourg's historic sites are available in both languages, leaving from the Tourist Centre, located at the museum.
To access the Museum or to arrange for a tour, please contact the museum at (306) 648-2332.
Centre Culturel Maillard |
Constructed in 1985, the Centre is a testament to Gravelbourg's vibrant Francophone community.
Built in order to assure the preservation of the French language and culture for the future generations, the Centre includes an auditorium, kitchen and banquet hall. It is also the home of the Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Gravelbourg and the Association Culturelle Franco-Canadienne de la Saskatchewan.
For more information contact (306) 648-3103.
Renaissance Gaiety Theatre |
Built in the late 40's, this heritage theatre of Gravelbourg strives to be an ideal location for community driven programming. The theatre is committed to providing a unique venue for arts and entertainment that exhibits the multicultural community of Gravelbourg and surrounding region.
It is one of the last remaining movie theatres in rural southern Saskatchewan.
For more information visit the Renaissance Gaiety Theatre page, contact (306) 648-3301 ext. 6
Or visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Renaissance-Gaiety-Theatre/109357445752647
Gravelbourg Community Music Centre
Gravelbourg Community Music Center is a dedicated group of music professionals, parents, and community members. GCMC works to cultivate a network of partnerships collaborating to provide programming accessible to everyone. Contact us to find out how you can help MAKE MUSIC HAPPEN! Our past and current public programs include: Glen Secord Memorial Classics Jam - 2PM-4PM, 1st Sunday of the month A casual, fun and family friendly jam with a small but well-used dance floor. Attending musicians may take their turn leading a simple, familiar song of their choice or just follow along to the best of their abilities with absolutely no pressure to be perfect. Repertoire is typically classic country, pop and rock but all genres are welcome. Rock Around The Clock - 8 weekly sessions, schedule TBD An after school pop/rock program for youth aged 9-18 (grades 4-12) focused on life skills through music - cooperation, perseverance, mindfulness and more! Sessions are lead by a music professional and assisted by parent volunteers. PlayMusic - 5 events per year, schedule TBD In partnership with Gravelbourg Tot Spot and the Chinook Gravelbourg Library, GCMC presents themed singalongs for kids 0-8 and their caregivers to participate by singing, using basic rhythm instruments and playing games. Our typical events centre around Valentine’s Day, Easter, Summer Reading Club, Halloween and Christmas. We also facilitate private outreach programs through Foyer d’Youville, IPI/Bon Ami, Play & Learn Daycare and École Gravelbourg School.
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Chinook Regional Library | 133 5th Avenue East
The Gravelbourg Chinook Regional Library has over 2,500 books that are exchanged on a routine basis, plus many permanent books, paperbacks, videotapes, magazines, and other materials. Users may also request books by telephone, fax or email which is then delivered to the local library branch. Public access to computers is also available.
For more information contact (306) 648-3177 or visit http: www.chinooklibrary.ca
Le Lien |
This French resource centre is located adjacent to the Collège Mathieu. The goal of Le Lien ("The Link", in English) is to make French-language cultural and teaching resources available to Saskatchewan's Francophone schools, cultural institutions and individuals.
Le Lien is open to:
- Members of Francophone schools and cultural institutions
- Individual Francophones
- Any other person or organization interested in the French language and culture
Le Lien carries all of the following french materials including books, teaching aids, weekly newspapers, music (records, cassettes, compact discs), videos (educational and popular, full-length movies), preschool materials, multimedia and audiovisual equipment and much more. They have also established partnerships with Canada's National Film Board and CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), thus providing local residents with access to these organizations' vast collections of French-language videocassettes.
For more information contact (306) 648-2240 or visit www.lelien.ca.
Community Radio Station
CFRG 93.1 FM
Gravelbourg's Community Radio Station CFRG 93.1 FM broadcasts an interesting variety of music such as Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Classical, Traditional French Canadian, International, Jazz and Country as well as various live radio shows, local news and event listings and advertising for local businesses.
CFRG 93.1 FM must respect specific regulations requested by CRTC to include that 65% of the musical content has to be in the French language, 25% can be in English and the remaining 10% in other languages.
For more information contact (306) 648-2374 or visit www.cfrg.ca.