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Cultural Celebrations

​​​​​​​​Northern Lakes College has three cultural events each year, the Métis Celebration, Round Dance and Alberta Culture Days.

The Aboriginal peoples of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta have long held traditional social dances during the cold winter months. People gather from near and far and the dances are held indoors, often lasting through the night and finishing after sunrise.

Métis Celebrations


The annual Métis Celebration takes place every year during Canada's Métis week.

Round Dance


There are two types of round dances.  Memorial round dances are organized by families to honour their ancestors. It can be part of the mourning and healing process. Other round dances are put on by organizations, such as Northern Lakes College. The round dances are intended to garner support and positive energy for the organization. The round dance is also a chance for families and organizations to share in their blessings.

CANCELLED- Saturday, March 21, 2020
Announcement: Northern Lakes College has cancelled its annual Round Dance as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 global outbreak. The decision was made based on the completion of a risk assessment tool posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada website. We look forward to resuming the Round Dance in 2021.

Alberta Culture Days


Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities across the province.