Alberta Culture minister Leela Aheer will be in Cochrane on Sunday to take in part in Cochrane Culture Days.

Leela Aheer, also the minister for multiculturalism and status of women, is scheduled to be here at 11 a.m. on Sept. 13 to enjoy a splattering of the plentiful events being staged Friday through Sunday (Sept. 11-13).

Aheer will first enjoy a film industry presentation at the Back Stage being held at the Cochrane Lions Event Centre, then meet sculptors Ian Smith and Frank Bitonti at the sculpture garden located in the same building.

Shortly after 11:35 a.m., she'll be at the Centennial Plaza in the Historic Downtown to enjoy the Stoney Mini Thni Dancers.

The countdown has begun for the most comprehensive Culture Days in some time. To the delight of organizers, fine weather is anticipated for the weekend, which features both outdoor and indoor venues.

It features performing arts, visual arts, film, and a multi-stop artist studio drive. There are three outdoor stages for live music and dance performances; one in the Historic Downtown and two in the Cochrane Town Square. Centre.

"Back Stage" is located in the Cochrane Lions Event Centre (CLEC) will bring to life the Alberta film industry. It features films, presentations, and insight into an industry that continues to blossom in the Cochrane area.

There's also a sculpture garden in the CLEC featuring the creations of Cochrane area sculptors.

Culture Days kicks off with the free showing of the family film "Secret Life of Pets" on Friday afternoon, evening, and Saturday morning at the Cochrane Movie House. There will also be some brief film productions on Cochrane.

As an added highlight, you'll hear excerpts from "Visions" the 20th-anniversary composition commissioned by the Cochrane Music Society. Andrew Ball, a Bow Valley High School alumni, composed the piece.

Free tickets are currently available by emailing

Booking you tickets in advance is recommended because limited seating is available at all seatings in respect of COVID-19 protocol. If any remain, they will be available at the door.

COVID-19 safety measures have been put in place for all Culture Day events.

The complete lineup of activities can be found here.