Remai Modern and Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan join forces for an all-ages day of art, music and more
For immediate release — July 29, 2021
SASKATOON, CANADA — On August 29, families, children and people of all ages are invited to Remai Modern for WEGO, a one-day festival of art, music, dance and more. Presented in partnership with the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan, WEGO is a way to celebrate being together and to thank the community for its support over the last 18 months.
“We are grateful to our visitors for continuing to animate Remai Modern both in person and online over the last year and a half. WEGO is a celebration and a thank you. We invite people of all ages to this unique experience of Remai Modern and downtown Saskatoon,” said Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, Remai Modern’s Co-Executive Director & CEOs. “We are excited to partner with the Children’s Festival, a staple event in Saskatoon, to present this fun, new festival.”
The event runs from 10 AM-4 PM both outside and inside Remai Modern, with activities expanding to nearby River Landing. Admission to WEGO is by donation. Performers include Splash ‘n’ Boots, the Creeland Dancers, Megan Nash, Ruploops and Kate Ryan. The site will also be animated by activities including a dance party presented by Girls Rock Camp and much more.
“The Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan acknowledges that we work and play on Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 lands, which are the territories of the Nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota nations as well as the traditional homeland of the Métis people,” said Darcie Young, general manager of the Children’s Festival. “ For the past 33 years, the Children’s Festival has offered artistic programming for children ages 2-12 that embraces all backgrounds, orientations and abilities through collective play, creation and education. We are thrilled to partner with Remai Modern for this one-day event that celebrates the resilience of families in Saskatoon and the surrounding area. We look forward to a full day of fun and friendship.”
Remai Modern and the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan would like to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support of this event.
About the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatoon
The Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan is an arts-based festival where children play and learn. For more than 30 years, the festival has introduced thousands of young children to cultural events and dynamic public spaces created just for them.
The festival is proud to be inclusive, offering multicultural programming that embraces all orientations and abilities. The festival is reflective of the community of Saskatoon and promotes children’s mental health while maintaining accessible programs for all children who aim to play and learn together.
About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon.
Remai Modern would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture through the Sask Lotteries Fund, SK Arts and the City of Saskatoon.
For additional information contact:
Stephanie McKayCommunications Manager, Remai Modern
General Manager, Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan