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Dallas Arcand: World Champion Hoop Dancer


Athabasca’s River Rats Festival kicks off on June 30 with an official opening by Dallas Arcand, a world champion hoop dancer, motivational speaker, musician, and educator.

The festival will also feature musical headliners Rusty Reed, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Duane Steele, and Jimmy and the Sleepers.

A member of the Alexander First Nation, Dallas has had a diverse, 30-year career that’s taken him from festival stages to TedX to his current role as instructor for the National Indigenous Artist Training Program.

Dallas Arcand joined CKUA’s Grant Stovel on the June 29, 2023 edition of Alberta Morning.