From May 2015 to March 2016, the Malboro Elders (in partnership with the Edson and District Historical Society and help from Alberta Health Services) is hosting a series of free cultural events to bring Elders and youth together to inspire, educate and strengthen the community.
Through culture based activities and contact with tradition, ceremonies and experiences, this project, made possible by the Government of Canada New Horizons Seniors Program grant, will give the people of Marlboro an opportunity to connect through generations.
The first event was the Kickoff on May 30th, which was very well attended. The Marlboro Elders also participated in Aboriginal Day with the raising of a wall tent, free (delicious) bannock and jam and storytelling.
This program gives elders, youth and community members an opportunity to come together to showcase their traditions and share knowledge while enjoying good company, great food and entertainment.