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Heritage Day Celebrated in McMurray

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There was Indigenous and Filipino food, sparkling tattoos, lawn games, and a memorable performance of “Cinderella.” Heritage Day was a fun, family event organized by Heritage Village on August 3, 2019.

Attendees had the opportunity to wear old fashioned clothes, and take a photo at the trading post. “Cinderella,” which was told from the perspective of different cultures from around the world was performed by theatre camp participants. The Heritage Village theatre camp for children has been running for 18 years now.

Tammy Plowman, program and office manager with Heritage Park has been with the organization for 15 years. She shares on why the event is important to celebrate.

“We’re all about the community, and teaching history. We had special rates for this event, so it was easy for everyone to attend.”

Heritage Day was created in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation to “preserve and promote Canada's natural, architectural, and historical heritage.” It was declared a holiday in Alberta in 1974.

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Kiran is a national award-winning communications specialist, freelance journalist, and social media consultant. She loves telling community stories, and is a strong advocate for inclusion, diversity, women’s rights, and multiculturalism. Got story ideas? Contact her via Twitter: @KiranMK0822.