Indigenous puppeteer performing at the Stampede Grounds


Indigenous puppeteer, DerRic Starlight, will take center stage at the Medicine Hat Expo and the Fireside Room at the Stampede on January 31.

Starlight, a member of the Tsuut’ina Nation, is known for his comedic performances which often focus on topics of importance within the Indigenous community and Indigenous family relationships.

“He’s a wonderful entertainer who… appeals to all ages,” Ken Turner, a cultural addictions counselor at the Miywasin Friendship Centre, told The News.

Miywasin Friendship Center staff are working with the show’s sponsor, The United Church of Canada, to organize future shows.

“It’s a great opportunity because it costs nothing,” Turner said. “It’s open to anyone with a capacity limit of 100 people. We would like to be able to get as many people out as possible (to enjoy the shows).

Starlight will present two shows on January 31 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Due to limited capacity, registration is required. To register, call the Miywasin Friendship Center at 403-526-0756.


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