January 20th, 2021

Galt Museum hosting Friends Winter Barn Dance on Saturday

By Bobinec, Greg on March 5, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald


The Friends of the Galt is inviting the community to dance the night away at the Friends Winter Barn Dance on Saturday.

Winter can seem to drag on, but the Winter Barn Dance provides an opportunity for the whole family to get out of the house and dance the winter blues away with plenty of music from a local band.

“Barn dances are a long tradition in southern Alberta,” says Elisha Rasmussen, Friends of the Galt Museum vice-president. “Families and communities across the region would gather in community halls and dance the night away, at times literally. This dance is a great time to enjoy the amazing skills of the Great Canadian Barn Dance Band, a regional staple of our musical tradition.”

Throughout the evening, families will be able to come together and celebrate each other’s company as they dance, eat and enjoy the old-school atmosphere.

“The dance will feature a dinner, drinks and a rollicking good time,” says Chris Roedler, Galt Museum resource development and volunteer co-ordinator. “London Road Market will be supplying a delicious meal of beef on a bun, salad, and of course, cake for dessert.”

The event is also a fundraiser for community programming initiatives and hands-on history opportunities at the Galt Museum & Archives. This fundraiser helps over 13,000 students and adults, as well as 11,000 community members experience the history of southern Alberta.

The Friends Winter Barn Dance will be held at the Galt Museum & Archives on Saturday from 7-11 p.m. The event is family friendly and is open to all ages and dancing skill levels. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youth 11-17 years old, and children 10 and under are free. Tickets for this event are available at the Galt Museum’s store and online at galtmuseum.com.

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