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Urgent call for volunteers as Cultural Festival nears

Last Updated Sep 3, 2022 at 2:45 pm MDT

Volunteers are needed to assist in set-up for the ATC Cultural Festival on Sept. 6, 2022. Events are scheduled from Sept. 8-11. Image supplied by Athabasca Tribal Council/Facebook

The Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) is asking Wood Buffalo for help with their upcoming festival.

Volunteers are urgently needed for the ATC Cultural Festival at Snye Point Park from Sept. 6-13, 2022.

Coordinator Rachel Wright from the Northstar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre said there is also a call for volunteers to assist in event set-up and take-down.

“Sign up with friends and family, or a team from your workplace or community organization. If you sign up with your organization, we encourage you to please wear your organization’s t-shirts, uniforms, etc. to promote visibility of your community involvement while at the cultural festival.”

Interested participants may register with woodbuffalovolunteers.ca for the following roles:

  • Food Service Assistant (this area is in high need of volunteers)
  • Event Set-UpĀ (this area is in high need of volunteers)
  • Artist Assistants
  • Guest Services
  • Cultural Village Assistants
  • Event Take-Down


According to the ATC, there are four-hour shifts still available during the week-long event, including setting up tipis and driving Elders across the Festival grounds.

Events are scheduled from Sept. 8-11.

Visit the ATC Cultural Festival Facebook page for more details.