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The #NEAB Online Festival is live and running March 7 - 28 with LIVE music, cooking and crafting demos, behind-the-scenes tours and how-tos. Check out the schedule and tune in!
Read on for a taste of what you missed and what to expect next: more live music, cooking demos, crafting how-tos and behind the scenes tours of Alberta's beautiful north east!
All this plus chances to win great prizes!
Week 1 Highlights
Click these videos for a taste of the action.
WATCH: Jaclyn Denman from Alberta Parks introduces a LIVE music performance by the Maddie Strovold Trio, to announce the return of the "Music in the Forest" concert series, and your chance to win tickets!
Another great Lac La Biche experience, the Lac La Biche Museum, spiced things up with a little skit and some show and tell!
WATCH: Najiah and Ali show off the classic toys exhibit with Operation and Atari, a preview of the "History of Camping" exhibit this summer and a chance to have your photos featured...
And to round out the day, our new favourite Kookum offered up a how-to on her vinyl shirt designs, among all the many "Cree-ations" she makes!
WATCH: Kookum Clara shows how she creates her vinyl t-shirt designs
More to come!
Connect to the #NEAB Online Festival from the comfort of your own home as we introduce you to the artists, makers and entrepreneurs of northeast Alberta #NEAB—just some of the many locals who make this region such a beauty.
#NEAB Online Festival, March 7 - 28
Check out the schedule and tune in, Tuesdays and Thursdays! See the schedule below for all the LIVE action from northeast Alberta, featuring the communities of Athabasca, Lac La Biche, MD Bonnyville, Métis Crossing and Vermilion.
*All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).
Tues, Mar 7
|09:00 AM||Alberta Parks |
get a preview live music experience at Alberta's only live music venue on an island!
|09:30 AM||Travel-ING-ON app |
meet the app to find your next travelING experiences
|10:00 AM||Lac La Biche Museum |
A fascinating historical survey of the region, French, Russian, Indigenous, Métis and more. New and rotating exhibits.
|11:00 AM||Plamondon Hall / Festival Centre |
Take a virtual tour and enter for a chance to win tix to the upcoming Comedy Night!
|12:30||Talking Rock Tours |
Keith Diakiw, geo-educational Indigenous adventurer, presents a rock and stone demo
|3:00 PM||Kookum Clara's Custom Cree-ations |
Kookum Clara shows how she creates vinyl t-shirt designs; plus enter to win a custom keychain!
Thurs, Mar 9
|12:00 PM||Soup Time |
Take a cooking lesson and learn how to whip up delicious soup with Soup Time
|12:30||Grande Rapids Wilderness Adventures |
Take a tour of GRWA's backcountry cabins, and preview summer package trips
Tues, Mar 14
|10:00 AM||Hideaway Adventure Grounds |
Watch a Trapper's Tent demonstration and learn about day trip adventures at Hideaway
|11:00 AM||River Meadows RV Park |
Make camping an adventure with outdoor activities at River Meadows - but book soon!
|1:00 PM||Christy Creek Honey |
See Rob and Joanne suit up, meet the bees and learn about private tours to book now
|2:30 PM||Burnt Rock Adventure Co.|
Announcing Paddlepalooza! And a new tour offering, LIVE from their historic location in downtown Vermilion
|3:00 PM||Kookum Clara's Custom Cree-ations |
See how a ribbon skirt is made, and enter to win a custom keychain!
Thurs, Mar 16
|9:30 AM||Fort McMurray Métis Trading Post|
Join Lisa to learn smudging etiquette and participate in a live smudge
|10:00 AM||KT Creations |
See how moccasins are made
|10:30 AM||Copper Cork Distillery|
Learn how to make a St. Patty's cocktail
|11:00 AM||Vermilion Heritage Museum|
Take a look back in Vermilion history
|12:00 PM||Orchard Fresh Syrups |
Learn how to make a summer dessert topping with Saskatoon syrup
|1:30 PM||Kapâwinihk Wilderness Triathlon |
Step to the starting line, and check out this wilderness tri course
Tues, Mar 21
|09:30 AM||Tawatinaw Valley Retreat Bed & Breakfast |
Tour the B&B's relaxing setting
|11:00 AM||350 Farms |
See what goes into making 350 Farms' popular charcuterie-style breakfast board
|12:00 PM||Healing A la Source |
Learn key steps in making stained glass
|2:00 PM||Sandi's Métis Designs |
Join Sandi for a basket weaving demo
Thurs, Mar 23
|10:30 AM||Kinosoo Ridge Resort|
Check out MD Bonnyville's winter (and summer) playground, right on Cold Lake
|11:30 AM||Creeative Rose Beading|
Sierra gives you a sneak peek on new beaded earrings and shows off some of her bestsellers
|12:30 PM||Water Spirit Spa and Retreats |
Learn about soothing, holistic health treatments at the spa
|1:30 PM||Lac La Biche Agricultural Society|
Celebrate 50 years with the the society's first market day coming up Mar 31
|2:30 PM||Prairie Bakeshop & Bistro|
Join Darren for baking demo
Tues, Mar 28
|09:00 AM||TerrBear Lauzon Artworks Creations |
Get a glimpes into an artist's creative process
|09:30 AM||Old School Cheesery|
See the new storefront and learn about new spring offerings
|10:00 AM||Reel Angling Adventures|
Get ready for summer fishing!
|11:00 AM||Métis Crossing |
LilyRose introduces you to traditional workshops and signature experiences
|1:00 PM||Lac La Biche Mission |
See inside the historic convent and preview their upcoming Easter event
|1:30 PM||Vermilion Agricultural Society|
Join the Vermilion Ag Society to hear about exciting events coming in 2023
|2:00 PM||Rocky Lane Fairways |
Discover new ways to golf - disc, fling and soccer
|2:30 PM||Parks Canada - Elk Island|
Take a walk through the Wahkotowin Visitor Centre at Elk Island National Park
|3:00 PM||Michif Beading |
Kayla reveals a new project she's working on
|3:30 PM||Closing Smudge|
Join Lisa from Fort McMurray Métis Trading Post for a smudge to close out the festival
Over on ZenSeekers, we’ve spent years bringing you stories about how any traveller can #takeitTotheLake up in #NEAB and for good reason, given the region is rich in outdoor and cultural experiences that would take half a year to get ‘em all in.
So, to make it easy for you to make the full gamut of northeast discoveries, we’d like you to say hello to the #NEAB Online Festival.
Expect to learn lots on the art of how to make food, fashion and memories within this part of the world.
How the #NEAB Online Festival works
This is a virtual festival, something we @FestivalSeekers have perfected through the pandemic.
Think of it like a music festival with a schedule of performers who take the stage through a weekend, expect for the #NEAB Online Festival you don’t have to go anywhere, as the entertainment is right at your fingertips via Facebook and Instagram LIVES.
Just check the schedule below, or click the links or RSVP to get notifications when your fave presenters are going live!
Stay tuned for more from us @FestivalSeekers, the producers of the #NEAB Online Festival.
Support for the festival has been provided by:
- Métis Crossing
- the County of Lac La Biche
- the Town of Vermilion
- The County of Athabasca
- the MD of Bonnyville
For more on the region, check out our past stories from the #TakeitToTheLake expedition.