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Brick Mill site of Culture Days events Saturday

Start of a month long series of events in the city
Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society Inc
Events at the Yorkton Brick Mill will include wheat weaving and bread-in-a-bag. (File Photo)
YORKTON - Culture Days begins Friday in Yorkton with some two dozen events scheduled to run through until Oct. 24.

The events planned include a busy afternoon this Saturday at the Old Brick Mill in Yorkton.

The day will include:

Story board tours - Hourly at 2, 3 and 4 pm

A narrated walking tour of the story board signs at the Yorkton Flour Mill telling the history of the mill and of Yorkton. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes will view six themes: First Nations, York Colony, The Railway, The Mill, Agriculture, and The Story of Wheat. Each board depicts photos and narrative from the past century.

Wheat straw weaving - 2 to 3.30 pm

Wheat straw weaving is a tradition that goes back to a time where the grain was cut by hand. It was believed that the Spirit of the Harvest lived within the grain so each harvest, the people make little figurines of straw and preserve them until next spring.

Bread in a bag - 2 to 5 pm

We'll provide recipes for making bread in a bag, and maybe even a take-home bread kit! Please note that supplies are limited.

Groovy grain games - 2 to 5 pm

Learn about grain and the milling of wheat to make flour for baking. Learn to identify of grains, learn about straw and the final product made from grains such as wheat, oats, flax, canola and more.

Genealogy - 2 to 5 pm

Meet with Lynda or Doris at the Genealogy Table and get some hints as to how to trace back your family history. Both Lynda and Doris can tell you about the Yorkton Genealogy Group and tell you some of the stories of Yorkton’s past. Let them help you find out more about yours.

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