Upcoming Events

March 2015

  • Robert David Symons-Countryman Exhibition Friday March 20, 2015 to Thursday April 30, 2015 , Chapel Gallery
    Robert David Symons is an artist, writer, naturalist and rancher. This exhibition features 60 illustrations and paintings. As an artist, Symons worked primarily on paper, and frequently in watercolours, drawing upon direct observation and a prodigious visual memory. Home schooled in an artistic family in England, Symons emigrated to Canada at the age of sixteen to work as a cowboy in Southwest Saskatchewan. Increasingly appreciated as an artist, Countryman presents a comprehensive view of one of Western Canada's most gifted painters of watercolours. Countryman portrays an artist and writer who was deeply devoted to the Canadian West throughout his adventurous and well documented life. R.D. Symons greatly influenced many contemporary nature writers, including award-winning Saskatchewan authors, Trevor Herriot and Candace Savage. For more information call 306-445-1757. Opens March 20th in the Main Salon of the Chapel Gallery.

April 2015

  • Cochin Community Players - The Foursome Thursday April 9, 2015 to Sunday April 19, 2015 - April 9th-12th, 16th-19th, Cochin Community Hall
    Cochin Community Players present - The Foursome by Norm Foster Evening and Matinee performances $37.00/ea Purchase tickets via email at cochincp@gmail.com or by phone at 306-480-9333 All tickets must be prepaid and are non-refundable. Seating is determined when payment is received. Cheques should be made payable to Cochin Community Players Inc. Time: All evening performances doors open at 6:00; Dinner 6:45; Performance 8:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee doors open 12:00; Brunch 12:45; Performance 2:00 p.m. Theatre facility is not a venue for small children SPRING PRODUCTION Date: April 9, 10, 11, 12 and 16, 17, 18, 19, 2015 “THE FOURSOME” by Norm Foster A delightful play about four young college buddies attending a 15 year reunion who decide to go golfing in the morning. During 18 holes of golf they are able to reacquaint themselves all the while teasing, competing and sharing personal stories. NOTE: Content of this play is intended for a mature audience. Cast is made up of Monte Migneault, Fraser Glen, Rick Kostiuk and Eric Arsenault.
  • Svoboda Dance Festival Friday April 17, 2015 to Sunday April 19, 2015 - performance times vary, Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts
    This 25th anniversary event features around 20 Western Canadian dance clubs featuring performers in age groups from as low as 4 years old up to seniors dancers. The festival features performances: solos, duets, small groups and large groups. There will be Ukrainian food and a night of semi-professional performances by dancers from Saskatoon. A choir will also be in attendance to perform. For more information please contact the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts at 306-445-7700.
  • Battlefords Wildlife Federation Annual Smoker Saturday April 18, 2015 - Begins at 4:00 pm, Civic Centre
    This is the Wildlife Federations 70th annual smoker and will feature raffles, prizes and a great meal to serve over 1000 people. Come see pontoon boats, quads, and other recreational vehicles on display. Kids games and entertainment for adults alike. For more information please contact event organizer Vickey Guttormson at 306-441-7956.
  • Blues and Brews Saturday April 18, 2015 - Doors open at 8:00pm, Western Development Museum
    Join the crew for Blues and Brews featuring the Transcontinental Blues Band. This evening of entertainment is sponsored by Do-All Holdings Limited. The Transcontinental Blues Band plays a variety of electric blues and covers many artists from B.B. King to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Advanced tickets $20, $25 at the door. Tables of 8 are $120. For more information please contact the Western Development Museum at 306-445-8033 or visit them online at wdm.com.
  • Battlefords Community Players present-Trad Tuesday April 21, 2015 to Saturday April 25, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts
    Trad's entertaining story portrays two old men in the present-day west of Ireland: Father and Son . Their ages are fabulous, in an Aesopian way. Thomas the son is 100 years old. His father, Joe, is obviously older, but who's counting when the years have piled on so? One day, Thomas just happens to mention that he fathered a son 70 years ago. Joe insists that they travel to find the last remaining successor in the family line. An absurd journey motif springs up around the pair's undertaking, although "journey" may be an ambitious term for an old man with one arm and an older man with one leg. Taking a road they've rarely travelled out of their village, Joe tells Thomas stories that on the surface are funny, even silly. All these stories are unsubtle references to darker stories of Ireland's past poverty – bad stories of a hard life, but it never did anyone any good to "stand still and face backwards" as Joe says. For all the humor, the stories are eventually useful for Thomas. The anecdotes are not merely a unique communication between father and son. Thomas is a stranger in his own strange land. He constantly asks to turn around, go back home, abandon the quest, which his centenarian-plus father will not let him do. In this way, albeit a tad late, the father is preparing the son for life. In a most traditional way. Show runs 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. For tickets please call the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts at 306-445-7700 or visit dekkercentre.com.