Children put on their dancing shoes to attend WEGO in 2021. Photo: Kenton Doupe

Make the most of WEGO on August 14

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 14! Remai Modern is excited to bring back WEGO, a one-day art festival that spans River Landing and each floor of the museum. Created for art lovers of all ages, this event includes artmaking, music, dance and more. The day promises to be full of fun, so check out our official WEGO playlist from musician Josh Palmer and recommended itineraries to make the most of your day. WEGO is free to all thanks to the support of the Rawlco Radio Free Admission Program.

The crowd goes wild at the outdoor amphitheatre. Photo: Kenton Doupe

WEGO has a schedule to suit everyone

Whether you’re an early riser or love to sleep in, WEGO has you covered. Many of the featured artists have both morning and afternoon performances, and interactive activities for the entire family go all day.

? Early Birds | Get here right at 10 AM to start the festivities and take in the noon-hour BBQ outside.

☀️ Afternooners | Enjoy your beauty sleep! You can catch everyone’s second sets starting at 1 PM.

WEGO-goers make art indoors at last year’s festival. Photo: Kenton Doupe.

Program at a glance

Start your day with powwow dance from Wanuskewin

? Early Birds | 10:15 AM

☀️ Afternooners | 1:15 PM

? Outdoor Amphitheatre

Tipi Teachings from Lyndon J. Linklater

? Early Birds | 11 AM

☀️ Afternooners | 1 PM

? Outdoors, South grounds

Music by Brenda Baker

Writer and performer Brenda Baker has been part of Saskatchewan’s music and literary scene for over three decades. Baker is best known as a singer for young audiences. In 2005 she founded Kids of Note, a choir for children, with and without disabilities, who love to sing.

? Early Birds | 11 AM

☀️ Afternooners | 2 PM

? Outdoors, West deck

Headliner Susan Aglukark

Inuk singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique artists and a leading voice in Canadian music. She blends the Inuktitut, Indigenous and English languages with contemporary pop music arrangements to tell the stories of her fellow people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada and her fellow Indigenous groups. American Sign Language interpreters will be on site at the WEGO main stage throughout the day.

? Early Birds | 11:45 AM

☀️ Afternooners | 2:45 PM

? Outdoor Amphitheatre

Hip-Hop Dance with Amanda Murray

Since creating def SOL Productions in the summer of 2004, Amanda Murray has remained a pivotal force in the growth and recognition of Saskatchewan’s street dance scene. With over 20 years of experience as an educator and performer, she has paved the way for street dancers from the 306 in addition to creating a greater public awareness of Hip Hop culture and its elements. Don’t miss your chance to learn some moves from Murray.

? Early Birds | 11:45 AM

? Riverview Room, Museum Level 2

Music by Josh Palmer

For the last 20 years, Josh Palmer has worked as a singer and songwriter, professional multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer, record producer and film composer. In 2022, he was nominated for Producer of the Year at the Saskatchewan Music Awards. Palmer began his career performing live on stage at the age of eight, and is a former Canadian Idol Top 5 finalist. He has toured Canada and North America countless times with his bands The Sunset Kids and The Rebellion.

? Early Birds | 12:30 PM

☀️ Afternooners | 3:30 PM

? Outdoors, West deck

Get groovy at the DJ Dance Party

DJ VIIIIKing and Raven Reid will have you moving with sets throughout the day.

? Early Birds | 10:45 AM, 12:45 PM

☀️ Afternooners | 2 PM, 3:15 PM

? Riverview Room, Museum Level 2

Lunch BBQ

Grab a hotdog and drink at our outdoor barbecue, or check out Shift restaurant for a sit-down meal.
Remember to stay hydrated: refill your water bottle at our refilling stations on the ground floor inside the museum.

?☀️ Early Birds & Afternooners | 11 AM-2 PM

? Outdoors, by the patio

For the All-Day Revellers ?

If you’re ready to enjoy WEGO to the max, there are action-packed activities throughout the day. Thanks to our community partners for supporting the festival and bringing even more interactive fun to visitors!

The following are activities are happening ALL DAY from 10 AM-4 PM:

Nature Art & Biofacts | Meewasin Valley Authority

Learn about the amazing natural world along the South Saskatchewan River.

? Outdoors, by the patio

Toys of the Past | Western Development Museum

Check out the Western Development Museum’s fascinating collection of vintage and antique toys.

? Museum Level 3

Colourful Creations | Nutrien Wonderhub

Unleash your creativity with a colourful and interactive activity from the Wonderhub.

? Museum Level 3

Super Spirographs with Stacia Verigin

Artist Stacia Verigin will lead participants in the creation of giant Spirograph drawings.

? Museum Level 3

Button Making

Join Remai Modern’s Program Guides to create buttons to take home as a perfect WEGO souvenir.

? Riverview Foyer, Museum Level 2

Animation from the National Film Board

Enjoy a selection of family friendly films from the National Film Board. On a loop all day in the comfort of our air-conditioned Sasktel Theatre.

? Sasktel Theatre, Museum Level 2

Rooftop and Gallery Viewing

Visit Remai Modern’s rooftop deck for a perfect Saskatoon selfie.

? Throughout the museum

WEGO attendees enjoy the outdoor grounds. Photo: Kenton Doupe

How to get to WEGO

?‍♀️ By bike: Saskatoon Cycles’ free bike valet will watch your ride while you take everything in.

? By bus:  Saskatoon Transit routes 1 Exhibition/City Centre and 6 Broadway Market Mall both travel through River Landing.

? By car: Paid parking is available in the underground lot off of Saunders Place. There are also a few spots near the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge. City parking stalls are free on Sundays.

Of course, you can also walk, rollerblade, skateboard, cab or Uber too!

Pre-Festival: Jam with Josh Palmer!

We asked singer-songwriter Josh Palmer for some choice cuts to set the mood for WEGO. Enjoy his top picks that range from folk to dance to classic rock.

If you had a blast at WEGO, don’t forget to share your photos! Tag your pics with @remaimodern and #WEGOyxe. We’re excited to be part of your summer highlights reel!