Alberta Culture Days to rock Ponoka library

As cultural events and celebrations sweep across the province for Alberta Culture Days, Ponoka Jubilee Library is opening its doors

As cultural events and celebrations sweep across the province for Alberta Culture Days, Ponoka Jubilee Library is opening its doors to events ranging from films to live musical performances.

“I originally started off conjuring on the idea of how we could bring Alberta Culture Days to town,” said librarian David Tremblay.

On Sept. 27 Prairie Days 15 will present some of the top short films created by Albertan media artists. The collection is geared toward youths 12 years and older.

Sept. 28 features local author Doreen Scott, who’ll be talking about her memoir High Hopes, which details her experiences as a graduate nurse at the Provincial Mental Hospital.

Following Scott is author Ted Bishop. “He writes about his travels on a motorcycle,” said Tremblay.

The last event of the Culture Days celebration will electrify the library, as Ponoka-based rock band Bandolier, an acoustic guitar performance and the Filipino Community Band will all perform between 2 p.m. and 5p.m.

“I figured we’ve got video, we’ve got the literary, why not try and get music into the library,” said Tremblay.

Each of the events has free admission and Tremblay hopes they can set a precedent for future years.

For more information on Alberta Culture Days visit http://culture.alberta.ca/.