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Thank You for a Great Celebration!

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Event Date: 
September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016


Celebrate the culture and heritage of our community!

Fort detailed information of all events see documents attached below.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7-9 PM                       

Fort Smith on the Big Screen - at the Rec Centre Theatre – Hickey Gone Wrong; For Our Children: Teachings and Traditions from Fort Smith Elders; Trailer for Three Feathers; meet local filmmakers in Fort Smith and learn about upcoming projects.                         

Friday, September 30, 2016

7-9 PM                       

A Historic Anniversary Exhibit of Fort Smith –  Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre.  Join us for the Exhibit launch with snacks and refreshments!

8-10 PM                    

The Big Splash!  - Free youth swim at the Rec. Centre Pool!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

1 – 4 PM                    

Celebrate Fort Smith at Riverside Park! Farmer’s Market, live music, free bannock on a stick, food and kids’ activities like face painting, and paintball target shooting races and more! Free Hot Chocolate and Hot Drinks.                                           

1-3 PM                      

Youth Dog Show at Riverside Park– Youth from the community can enter their dogs to win prizes for best paw shake, best groomed, and floppiest ears, among other categories! For more information,see attached documents below!  Please register before the event! Registration forms are attached in the documents below or printed forms are available at Town Hall.  Must register before the event. A registration table will be set up at 12 PM at Riverside Park!                           


6 PM-8:30 PM          

Community Feast & Awards at the Recreation Centre – A FREE community feast of stew, bannock and salads! The event of the year with special citizen awards, cultural presentations and  shared stories through the years.                                   

9:00 PM                   

Unexpected & Unforgettable Fireworks at the Lookout along Marine Drive – Join us along the Marine Drive boardwalk for an unforgettable show to celebrate Fort Smith’s 50 years!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

11 AM – 1 PM    

The Great Northern Potato Run & Feast – A family friendly trail run/hike at the Fort Smith Ski Chalet: 1 km and 4.6 km events. Kids, families and speedsters are all welcome.  Register at the Ski club chalet before the event.  Potluck feast to follow. Please bring something to share!                                                

3-3:50 PM                 

Free Public Skate! Dust off your skates for the first public skate of the season at the Fort Smith Centennial Arena!


Now & Then Story Contest

In honour of Fort Smith's 50th Anniversary we are inviting everyone to enter our Storyteller's Contest about Life in Fort Smith!

Open for all ages, prizes to be won, 1000 words or less! See attached Writing Contest Rules and Registration form in the documents below!