Annual AlgomaTrad Staff Concert Extravaganza, Thursday, August 11, 7:30pm
The 19th Annual Algoma Traditional Music, Dance, and Heritage Arts Family Camp is tuning up for its renowned annual Staff Concert, featuring nationally- and internationally-recognized performers from across Canada, scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 7:30 PM at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. Admission is a sliding scale of $20-$30, children 12&under free; pay by cash at the door or purchase by credit card online. Please bring your own chair or blanket!
The AlgomaTrad Family Camp is an inspiring week of inclusive, and all-ages/levels of workshops, concerts, and heritage arts, taking place at the AlgomaTrad Centre, 1249 F&G Line on St. Joseph Island. The Camp runs from Monday evening, August 08 to Sunday morning, August 14. Check out complete information about AlgomaTrad 2022 at algomatrad.ca/camp/. While registration is now closed to full-time campers, there are positions open for daycamper programs by emailing the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 15 workshop instructors from across Canada will lead workshops in a wide array of options including fiddle, bagpipes, ukulele, piano, guitar, tin whistle, singing, mandolin, Irish Set Dancing, and stepdancing, to name a few. Immersive heritage craft and arts workshops will include artist and community arts facilitator Miranda Bouchard, (artistic director of Thinking Rock Community Arts), fibre and natural dye artist Tuija Hansen, blacksmith Denis Frechette, Basketmaking with Johnny Suderman, and artscapes, storytelling, and theatre for children with Shifra Cooper.
The Annual AlgomaTrad Staff Concert Extravaganza will feature an incredible evening of music by all the award-winning and renowned staff members who are attending the Camp. Bios and pictures of the performers can be seen at https://algomatrad.ca/camp/team/
Campers and public alike are invited to take part in the Annual AlgomaTrad Family Camp Auction occurring ONLINE all week, which raises funds for the Nicholas Missere Bursary. This bursary fund, created in 2004 in memory of local St. Joseph Island youth fiddler Nicholas Missere, helps to make AlgomaTrad events and workshops more accessible for families and individuals throughout the year. Information and links to the auction will be available soon!