Canada turns 150 years old on July 1 and some people whose ancestors have been around for thousands of years will help celebrate in Drumheller.
The owners of Dry Canyon Collectables, Mike and Lynn Fabrick, are putting together a Canada Day powwow.
"We're bringing in some dancers and drummers and some teepees to set up a teepee village behind the BCF alongside the river to celebrate Canada's birthday," explained Lynn Fabrick.
The drummers and dancers from the Siksika First Nation will march in the Canada Day Parade before returning to their teepees to prepare for visitors.
"They're going to be setting up the area like a village like it was 150 years ago," outlined Fabrick. "They'll be living in the teepees during the day, they'll be sleeping in the teepees and there will be crafts for sale, there will be photo ops, there will be a whole bunch of different things planned throughout the day."
Fabrick told 99.5 Drum FM the Town of Drumheller has been great in donating the land and helping them through the permit process and other things associated with setting up and oeprating the teepee village. However, she added it costs quite a bit to stage, what with performers, insurance and everything else, so they're holding a silent auction on June 3 at the store to help pay for it.
"We've got anything from plant arrangements to baskets. Some of our artists are donating some of their artwork," she noted. "Three of our artists are coming in: they're going to be in our shop the whole day showcasing their art, but they've also donated some of their pieces."
They've also set up a GoFundMe page to help cover expenses, you can call them at 403-856-3556 or drop by the store on 3 Avenue West.