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Authentic hoedown May 16 in Eastend

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On May 16, following four days of intensive old-time community dance workshops conducted across Southwest Saskatchewan, a Southwest Heritage Hoedown will be mounted at Memorial Hall in Eastend.

Attendees will a enjoy a delicious meal of homemade stew, bannock and fruit platters, followed by an authentic evening of live fiddle music, Métis jigging, First Nation traditional and old-time dance forms such as the reel, broom and square dance.
Highlights of the evening brought by the Eastend Historical Museum and Cultural Centre will include performances by dance artists Yvonne Chartrand and Joseph Naytowhow, as well as renown Saskatoon-based Métis father and son duo Phil Boyer on guitar and Dallas Boyer on fiddle. Students of all ages will perform the various dance styles they have learned, and a community dance will cap off the evening.
Tickets are available at Madhatters Flowers and Gifts, in Eastend. Phone 1-306-295-3663 or Ethel at 1-306-295-3670.

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