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Arts & Culture

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  |  300 Main Street

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  |  133 5th Avenue East

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  |  412 Main Street

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

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  |  308 1st Avenue East

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.