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Highlandia Festival last weekend, Aboriginal day on Wednesday.

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  • Highlandia Festival last weekend, Aboriginal day on Wednesday.

    Just figured I would make a thread on this. The Highlandia festival was this past Saturday, so too late to attend, but it was very good, really enjoyable, and a few of the acts were memorable. Especially enjoyed Lucetta, great singer and some nicely arranged songs. (they actually have a fair number of Spotify hits) they're good. Also like the belly dancers, the veloton, and the overall vibe which wasn't hipster, it was more like community, like a big block party except the whole city is invited. its on every year, check it out.

    lol of the day. One of the vocalists saying "I've never sung for a tree before" (big beautiful trees being right by the stage, right in front of the stage)

    next, Aboriginal day is Wednesday, all day, at Victoria park this year. They have had very good performers for this since APTN has been involved. The gorgeous Ashley Callingbull from Blackstone (and other productions), which was filmed locally here and is internationally distributed, will be the emcee. No word on any shuttle or park and ride to get to the festivities. the parking at Victoria is always very limited. Hopefully they run a shuttle or something from somewhere. Don't park at Royal Glenora, they will tow.


    There is a park and ride but the locations are limited.

    A list of the Edmonton performers from the same site. For those that can't attend APTN on standard definition and HDTV will be providing all day coverage from all of the 8 Nationwide locations .
    Last edited by Replacement; 20-06-2017, 11:31 AM.
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    Reminder, this is on all day, and until 10pm, Victoria Park, a lot of the acts at these are typically better than people might think. Not sure what preconceptions there are but we've been going for years and seeing some excellent artists. Also on APTN all day.

    No massive storm systems today, tonight, should be a nice evening but a bit on chilly side today. Also not sure if they are spraying at all in river valley. Probably good idea after the storms we been getting to bring mosquito repellent and mini lawn chairs.

    A major point in the Aboriginal Day celebrations is connecting. Everybody is welcome. They want every culture, heritage, to come out and experience some of theirs. It matches up well with Truth and Reconciliation and reconnection. I like to support the peoples that granted us presence on this land.
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"