Explore new ideas. Embrace local culture. Enjoy interactive activities. It's all happening at the 2017 Chautauqua June 16 in Stirling & June 17 in Raymond.
The 60+ activities are based on the 4 Pillars of a traditional traveling Chautauqua roadshow of 100 years ago: education, cultural arts, recreation and religious / spiritual exploration. The original Chautauquas were advertised as "Entertainment, Inspiration and Education" and the affordable, family-friendly Mormon Trail Chautauqua provides this same experience.
Each community offers a different offering of entertaining and informative speakers, story-tellers, artists, entertainers, recreation, demonstrations, interactive activities, guided tours, children's activities, classes and delicious food offerings. You'll experience the feeling of an old-time Chautauqua while discovering the history and welcoming character of the Mormon Trail communities.
Come cheer on the contestants of Chautauqua's Got Talent or watch the impressive display of horsemanship at the 30-Day Colt Challenge and Ranch Rodeo. Learn about essential oils. Discover the secret to staying healthy. Find out how to write a book. Be inspired by Preston Pugmire from Utah as he uses music to inspire leadership in youth. Create some art. Learn improv. Eat some fresh-made pemmican or candy... or both! Enjoy a wagon ride. Brand a Chautauqua keepsake. Play horseshoes, pickle ball, cage ball, stick-pulling and other easy-to-learn games. Do some drumming. Ride a pony. Build a box city. Take a tour. Walk on stilts. Attend a concert. And more! Oh, be sure to have your fill of Chautauqua scones while you are there too!
A highlight of the Chautauqua is the exclusive, Chautauqua Live theatre production in Raymond June 13-17. With original lines and lyrics by Jonathon Penny and musical settings by Mark Mitchell, this play is part 2 of a 4-part Chautauqua series which celebrates the settling of this part of Southern Alberta. The 2017 production, "Diggers", tells the fascinating story of how the digging of 115 miles of canal... by hand... went from a dream to reality. Tickets are $15 and available at www.CardstonCommunityTheatre.com and at the Cardston, Magrath, Raymond and Stirling municipal offices.
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We look forward to seeing you there!
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