Past Events and Projects

Arts in the Parks

The Allied Arts Council programmed a series of outdoor concerts in Lethbridge parks on behalf of the City of Lethbridge in the summer of 2022.

Rockin’ in the Parks – June 18 – Nicholas Sheran Park
Minglin’ in the Parks – July 9 – Legacy Park
Rockin’ Too in the Parks – July 16 – Galt Gardens
Chillin’ in the Parks – August 13 – Galt Gardens
Stompin’ in the Parks – August 27 – Legacy Park
Kids in the Parks – September 10 – Legacy Park

ArtStage Act II

ArtStage Act II: an evening with the arts

January 16, 2010 – 8pm at the Yates Memorial Centre. Music, Dance, Theatre, Literary, and Visual Arts collided on the same stage.

Lethbridge enjoyed its very own variety show hosted by Jeff Carlson, under the artistic direction of David Mikuliak, with performances by:

Drama Nutz (Improvisational Theatre)
Sludge (House Band)
Sonis McAllister & the Barracuda Orchestre
Static (contemporary Aboriginal Dance)
U of L Opera Workshop

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Arts Awards

The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, in partnership with the City of Lethbridge, proudly hosted the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Arts Awards. Alberta’s most prestigious awards recognizing outstanding achievement in the arts.

Held on June 6, 2015 at the Yates Memorial Theatre. A gala performance preceded the awards ceremony and included performances by Edmonton based R&B/Jazz singer/songwriter, Nuela Charles, Calgary based hip-hop/spoken word artist, Transit and Lethbridge-based dancer and choreographer, Troy Emery Twigg. Following the ceremony was a celebration dinner held at the Lethbridge Lodge, which included pop-up art experiences by local performance, visual and culinary artists.

Award recipients include Puppeteer extraordinaire, Ronnie Burkett of Toronto, renowned soprano, Frances Ginzer, Calgary, and internationally acclaimed artist Peter von Tiesenhausen of Demmitt, Alberta.

We Are All Treaty People

The AAC proudly hosted Quest Theatre’s We Are All Treaty People a theatre for young audiences production that explores shared history and cultural differences developed by the Making Treaty 7 Performance Society in a compelling, accessible and engaging performance piece for families.

We Are All Treaty People
Created by the Artists of Making Treaty 7
A Co-production between Quest Theatre and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7pm
Southminster United Church
(As well, several performances were offered to local school districts.)

In this performance, a Trickster poses the question of whether friendship can exist between two girls who don’t understand the shared history between their cultures. In telling the story of southern Alberta’s history and the Making of Treaty 7, the play touches on the whiskey trade and residential schools. Told with song, prayer, creative movement and puppets, the play’s intent is to promote healing through inspiring stories that educate, entertain and forge relationships across cultures and generations. The girls in the story defy the Trickster and do become friends.

The cast includes Blackfoot actor and activist Garret C. Smith, Siksika artist Elizabeth Ferguson, Cree musician Curt Young, Alexandra Dawkins, and Geneviève Paré.

The Allied Arts Council is able to present this performance to the community with Quest Theatre & the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society thanks to funding from the Community Initiatives Program Alberta Canada 150 Grant.

Soar Emerging Artist Festival

Developed in conjunction with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, the Soar Emerging Artist Festival provided opportunities for performance, exhibition, and learning in Lethbridge, Alberta. Soar fostered creative development by combining community-inspired ideas with administrative, promotional, and facility support. The Soar Emerging Artist Project hosted festivals, cabaret nights, symposiums, and professional development workshops between 2015 and 2019.