Coldsnap 2022 Schedule

Friday, March 25th

Coldsnap Kickoff

Uda Dune Baiyoh (House of Ancestors Conference Centre) @ 7:30pm

355 Vancouver St., Prince George

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Saturday, March 26th

Sizzlin’ Saturday Night

Uda Dune Baiyoh (House of Ancestors Conference Centre) @ 7:30pm

355 Vancouver St., Prince George

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Sunday, March 27th (Afternoon)

Coldsnap for Kids

Uda Dune Baiyoh (House of Ancestors Conference Centre) @ 1:00pm

355 Vancouver St., Prince George

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Sunday, March 27th

A Big Boomin’ Sunday

Uda Dune Baiyoh (House of Ancestors Conference Centre) @ 7:30pm

355 Vancouver St., Prince George

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Tuesday, March 29th

Regional Rock and Roots

Royal Canadian Legion @ 7:30pm

1116 6 Ave, Prince George

Admission by donation


Wednesday, March 30th

Guitar Masters

Knox Performance Venue (Trinity United Downtown) @ 7:30pm

1448 5 Ave, Prince George

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Thursday, March 31st

Music is Medicine

Knox Performance Venue (Trinity United Downtown) @ 7:30pm

1448 5 Ave, Prince George

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Friday, April 1st

A Grand Friday

Knox Performance Venue (Trinity United Downtown) @ 7:30pm

1448 5 Ave, Prince George

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Saturday, April 2nd

Sensational Singers

Knox Performance Venue (Trinity United Downtown) @ 7:30pm

1448 5 Ave, Prince George

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Coldsnap, in partnership with Integris Credit Union, Sound Factory, and Omineca Arts Centre, is pleased to present a series of musician workshops throughout the festival week. These workshops will consist of discussions on how music shaped the lives of the host musician, or will focus on the expertise of the musician. All workshops will be presented at Omineca Arts Centre with a limited capacity in-person audience and, except for the drum making workshop, will be livestreamed and free to attend or watch online at facebook.com/ColdsnapFest

Saturday, March 26th

The Joy of Jigging

Omineca Arts Centre, 12pm to 1pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

Jeanette will lead a Métis jigging workshop exploring the dance’s relationship with the fiddle music, provided by Kathleen. Participants will learn the basic and fancy steps, with a focus on integrating the various rhythms into the body. An upbeat, joyful approach to sharing Métis traditions and current Indigenous practices.


Tuesday, March 29th

Celebrate Heritage and Healing

Omineca Arts Centre, 12pm to 1pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

Join Forrest Eaglespeaker and Nevada Freistadt as they talk about music, representation and family. Their story involves trauma, recovery and relationships, with the very common thread of inter-generational trauma and healing, and how music became a lifeline. It will be a cover-to-cover discussion about who they are, where they came from, why they do what they do, and what they want to share with the world! 


Wednesday, March 30th

The Stories, The Instruments, The Songs

Omineca Arts Centre, 12pm to 1pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

Two of Canada’s finest share the mastery of the instruments they have used in countless performances, telling thousands of stories, over hundreds of thousands of miles of touring.  Linda and Doug are both musicians of the world, and will describe the banjos, mandolins, guitars (bottleneck, Dobro, Weissenborn and Gibson), and accordions that are in their acoustic arsenal. 


Thursday, March 31st

How to Use Music as Medicine

Omineca Arts Centre, 12pm to 1pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

Sarah will discuss how she uses her music as therapy and self-realization. She will describe, and perform, some of her songs that continue to guide her journey of growth, particularly with recovery from addictions and healing through the pain.


Friday, April 1st

Rez Blues

Omineca Arts Centre, 12pm to 1pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

In this discussion, Murray and Elaine explore the hidden history and musical truth of Indigenous peoples and the origins of the blues. Is there an Indigenous musical influence on the formation of the Blues… is there a connection through the Stomp Dance, call and response singing? Murray will also discuss his Blues Journey of being a self-taught musician, and his introduction to the blues. He will perform a few songs to show his songwriting style, which are songs that reflect the Indigenous experience.


Saturday, April 2nd

Introduction To Drum Making and Traditional Teachings

Omineca Arts Centre, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

369 Victoria St, Prince George

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Guy will talk about respect for the drum, the connection to the land and people, and the importance of listening. He will then lead participants as they make their own traditional drum, will provide instructions on how to use and care for the drum, and will share a drum song or two. Fee includes traditional drum making kit with handmade rims and traditionally prepared hides for drumheads and lacing. Fee for a drum making kit and to attend the workshop is $150 plus service charges and taxes. Space is limited.


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