Photos by Kenton Doupe

WEGO makes for a weekend to remember

On Sunday, August 29 Remai Modern and Riving Landing came alive thanks to everyone who attended WEGO, an all ages festival co-presented by the museum and the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan.

WEGO was a way for both presenting organizations to thank the community for its ongoing support.

Performers included Splash’N Boots, Creeland Dancers, Megan Nash, RupLoops, Kate Ryan, Dan the One Man Band, Aytahn Ross and more. Artists Michel Boutin, Derek Sandbeck, Andie Palynchuk and Andrei Feheregyhazi also contributed performances and interactive art activities. The site was further animated by activities including ‘zine and button-making presented by Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon and BlackFlash Magazine, creative activities from Nutrien Wonderhub and stand-up/improv from Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre.

WEGO attendees enjoy an interactive activity.
A WEGO attendee interacts with José Luis Torres’ sculpture Va-et-Vient (Coming and Going).

Hundreds of people listened, danced, got creative and enjoyed the day both inside and outside Remai Modern. Everyone from the museum and the Children’s Festival wants to send a huge thank you to everyone who took part and all the amazing organizations and sponsors that came together to make WEGO happen.

Splash’N Boots drew a crowd to the WEGO mainstage.

Check out a few highlights of the interactive photobooth by Andrei Feheregyhazi below. If you had a picture taken on Level 3, you can find your photo here.

Remai Modern and the Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan would like to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support of this event.