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Fred Light Museum family fun day arrives this week

Museum back with popular event for the second time in three years.
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Face painting will be one of many activities at Family Fun Day.

NORTH BATTLEFORD — The 2022 Family Fun Day by the Fred Light Museum returns on Friday, Aug. 5. 

The event, which is staffed by the museum’s manager, board members, summer students and other volunteers, looks to provide a wide scope of activities to appeal to a wider base of the population.

Music, food, festivities and fun will be on tap from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the cost for the event free. 

Among the activities listed are: children’s passport games and activities, face painting, bouncy castles, a silent auction, live demonstrations, wagon rides, and a kids craft corner. 

Some of the live demonstrations will include areas such as blacksmithing, lathe-turning and Indigenous dancers. A senior’s corner is slated to be open in the fire brigade building to provide a section to relax out of the sun, with tea and dainties being provided. 

For museum manager Bernadette Leslie, the ability to keep the event fresh with new activities and small subtle changes is what will allow the event to continue to evolve in future years.

Whether it is changing the time from a 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. slot to now a 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. event time, or moving activities around to open the space more, these are all meant to showcase the museum and in turn get willing involvement from the local community. 

By doing this, it provides what Leslie says means the most to the museum, which is the smiles they receive in return.

For more information, check out the Battleford's Fred Light Museum Facebook or visit

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