13 for 13 Cultural Festival

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As part of the Canada Summer Games Celebrations the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival will rotate nightly during the 2022 Canada Games, changing from one municipality to another, and offer complimentary admission to all.

Visitors of the festival will be afforded the opportunity to experience the cultures of each province and territory, while also travelling across Canada without leaving Niagara — something that will hopefully inspire many to explore this great nation.

Niagara Falls/Northwest Territories Event

Saturday, August 13

Queen Victoria Park Event Field - 6161 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

Become immersed in a cultural experience that celebrates the natural beauty and culture of Niagara Falls and the Northwest Territories. The event will include an artist market, with items for sale and live demonstrations. There will also be painting and storytelling, performances by local artists, and Juno Award Recipient from the Northwest Territories, Leela Gilday. The falls will be illuminated, showcasing the beauty of the Aurora Borealis and fireworks will cap off the night.

Artist Market - 3:00 to 8:00 pm

Featuring Northwest Territories Artisans:

Catherine Blondin: Traditional beadwork artist from Sahtuotine (Sahtu Dene) from Liidli Kue (Fort Simpson).

Genevieve Clarke: From Enterprise, NT, Combines Beadwork and painting.

Jonathan Gillingham: a Norman Wells- based photographer who captures NWT landscapes, skyscapes and wildlife on film.

Jessica McVicker: A contemporary painter living in Yellowknife who paints the NWT with a fresh set of eyes.

James Wedzin: A painter from North Slave who creates wonderful Northern Canadian landscapes and animal imagery.

Niagara Artisans:

Wendy Anderson: Wendy works as a textile artist sculpting vessels, objects and canvases in wool, hide, feathers and horsetail.

Deanna Bell: Deanna works in glass and creates jewelry, pendants, straws, and more.

Crystal Drakeford: An artist working in many mediums and living in the Niagara Region. 

April Mitchell-Boudreau: A convertible jewelry designer and maker in the heart of the Niagara Region. 

Leona Skye: An Indigenous artist of Ojibwa/Mohawk decent residing in Niagara Falls and creating paintings in acrylic and ink.

Stage Performances - 7:00 to 10:00 pm

7:00 pm Opening Comments

7:15 pm Storytelling and Live Painting

  • Gwich’in flutist and storyteller William Greenland
  • Tlicho painter James Wedzin
  • James Shawana Storyteller
  • Painter Leona Skye Ojibwa from Pic River and is a member of the Turtle Clan

8:00 pm Indigenous Drumming, Dance, and more!

9:00 pm HEADLINER Leela Gilday - Juno Award Recipient

10:00 pm Fireworks courtesy of the Niagara Parks Commission

Plus Activations and Sales:

  • RegattaSport - Shop at the RegattaSport booth, Official Licensed Products of the 2022 Canada Games
  • Pin People - pin trading
  • Niagara College
  • RBC - Engage with Canadian Olympians at the RBC Olympian Meet and Greet Truck
  • Betty Loo Photo Booth
  • Desjardins - Download, checkin, and become eligible to win a destination prize.
  • Bell Media
  • ParaSport

A huge thank you to our PARTNERS:


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