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Opening Ceremonies

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies 2018. Photo by Keanna Hiebert.

Tickets by donation at the door


Join us on Thursday, February 27 as we kick off SkirtsAfire 2020! Our Opening Ceremonies is a fantastic event for all to come and celebrate the launch of the festival with entertainment, delicious food, and our Official Skirt Cutting Ceremony. Be sure to stick around for a Live Listening Event of the play Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse from 6-7pm.


Otto Food & DrinkThe Official Skirt Cutting Ceremony with our 2020 Honorary Skirt, Lesley MacDonald.
Fabulous eats and drinks catered by Otto Food and Drink.
Live entertainment by the Kate Blechinger.


Kate Blechinger Trio

Photo by Raine Radtke

Kate Blechinger’s debut album, “Under a Dancing Sky,” pays tribute to the Canadian prairies, as well as Joni Mitchell’s influence on her as an artist. Her performance showcases a mixture of original music and arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s material from this album. Her songs explore themes of female empowerment, reframing emotionality, and her experiences as a woman in a male dominated industry. 

Rubim de Toledo | Upright Bass
Brett Hansen | Guitar

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February 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Nina Haggerty Gallery
9225 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0K6 Canada
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SkirtsAfire respectfully acknowledges that we are telling stories on the traditional and ancestral homeland of diverse Indigenous peoples including Nehiyawak (Cree), Metis, Inuit, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, who have lived and travelled through this place thousands of years before us and signed treaty to share the land we live, thrive and gather on. We are all treaty people and as settlers to Treaty 6 Territory, which is also home to Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we are striving to better listen, understand and learn from the Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. We respect and celebrate the languages, history and culture of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich this vibrant community here in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, and at SkirtsAfire.