The Fire and Ice Festival on Bank Street had more ice than fire on Feb. 8, with temperatures dropping to -25 C. The start to the day was a little slow, with people trickling in and out throughout the afternoon.
Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degrandpre say they hope their throat singing helps to bring back Indigenous culture. “Throat singing was banned during residential school days, so through us singing now, we can help bring our culture back and strong with our leaders,” said Metcalfe.
The two made a splash when they performed at the swearing in of federal cabinet ministers after the 2015 general election.
The festival featured more events, including a deep therapy silent disco, Drag Queens on Ice, Pride Family skate and parade and glow yoga.