A popular event has returned to Fort Saskatchewan for another year.
Hosted by the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society, the Peoples of the North Saskatchewan event gives students the chance to experience a taste of what life may have been like before the turn of the century.
Over the course of two days (May 14 and 15), around 20 schools and roughly 1,200 students have the chance try activities like butter making, weaving, tug-of-war and three-legged races. The school kids can also ride on a horse-drawn carriage.
"People off the street are welcome to walk in. We anticipate that that happens and we usually see about 40 to 50 people a day that come in," said chairperson of the event, Stuart McGowan.
In the afternoons, members from the Alexander First Nations celebrate their Indigenous culture with the students by demonstrating various dances as well as wearing their traditional attire.
"It's a free event, sponsored totally by the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society and we're very happy to make it available for the kids to participate in."
The event was originally supposed to be a one-off until the schools asked them to continue it annually. However, eventually the number of schools became overwhelming for the volunteers, so the number allowed to participate became limited.
There are about 160 volunteers helping with the event this year.
Unfortunately, due to rainy weather, day two of the Peoples of the North Saskatchewan event was cancelled.