Wanuskewin Heritage Park is getting ready to host their seventh annual Kôna Winter Festival with the help of Nutrien. The five-day event will feature Indigenous storytellers, dancers, traditional games and more.

Over the years, the event has grown in popularity, attracting more and more people to participate in the festivities and this year some new events have been added.

This year there will be a special evening event held on Friday February 23, with guest Wilfred Buck who is an Indigenous star lore expert from Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Buck will be hosting drop-in planetarium sessions where Buck will project stories and star knowledge onto the domes surface.

“I think this year is going to be really good, I’m really excited to see who comes out and even if its less than other years, the people that are meant to be there are going to be there so it’s going to be great,” said Event Coordinator Honey Constant-Inglis.

Most of the events are admission by donation with free parking available. Food will be available, there will be an Indigenous artisan market and the Wanuskewin gift shop will be open.

“This year we were able to provide more children programing, so the Saskatoon Public Library will be coming out everyday during the week and doing a story time with our little ones, we also have U of S Science Outreach coming out and doing Indigenous based science lessons with the youth,” explained Constant-Inglis.

The Kôna Winter Festival will be taking place February 20-25 at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. For more information on activities and events visit the Wanuskewin website. Event Calendar | Wanuskewin