Cultural Gala

The importance of cultural exchange and social interaction at the Arctic Winter Games can be most evident in the Cultural Participants Program.

Each contingent sends cultural performers to participate in a Cultural Gala.

Unlike sport, instead of competing against one another, these performers work with their peers throughout the week to put together a two-night show at Keyano Theatre. The Gala will feature a blend of performance disciplines including theatre, dance, music, and others as well as a collaborative piece that cultural participants learn and rehearse together.

After the show, there are no awards, no best performance – instead, they receive a cultural medallion designed by local artist Kim Coppard for their participation and recognition.


The Cultural Gala takes place February 2 & 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. MT. Tickets can be purchased through the Keyano Theatre box office.


Pop-up Performances

If you can’t make the Cultural Gala, cultural participants will be at pop-up performances in various venues throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo during the Games.

*Schedule is subject to change

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