SPRA Grant Supports Tapestrama

In 2017, the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation successfully applied for $1,000 in funding from SPRA's Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant.

Revenue from this grant supported funding for Tapestrama, a two-day multicultural art and folk festival. The festival provides people in the City of Prince Albert and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn about the many people and cultures that form their community. It is also a showcase for participating cultural organizations and businesses.

Tapestrama has a very rich history and is comparable to the Saskatoon Folkfest or Mosaic in Regina. Participants include vendors, business people, artisans & artists, volunteers from the multicultural community of Prince Albert and area. 1809 people attended Tapestrama over two days, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2017.

Here are some of the great things attendees had to say about Tapestrama:

Can’t wait for next year. Entertainment and food were first class.

We enjoyed going to Tapestrama very much – the food and entertainment were very good!

Thank you to the Prince Albert Multicultural Council for inviting us to be part of your incredible event! We had a great time. Our hats off to everyone who made Tapestrama a success.

As a performer and cultural activist, I can see how commitment to cultural activities enhances community engagement and personal skills, develops networking capability with wider communities, and can function as a form of empowerment for newcomer immigrant families.

Tapestrama brought many cultures together, creating new relations around those community members in attendance.

We are excited to see funding from this grant being used to promote inclusion and bring people from different cultures together in Saskatchewan communities. 

To learn more about Tapestrama, visit the Prince Albert Multicultural Council's website

The SPRA Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant assists our active members to offer recreation programs or events that target the diverse populations within the member's community. If you're an SPRA member, you can apply before April 1, 2018 to be eligible to receive funding.

Apply for funding today!