July 2017 may seem a ways away, but preparations for Canada's 150th birthday have already revived a festival concentrating on the arts in Dauphin.
Dauphin's Festival of the Performing Arts is scheduled to return April 2017, co-chaired by both Martin van Luijin and David Bosiak.
van Luijin who is a part of Recreation and Regional Services in the Department of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, felt their was a want in the community and looked into it further.
"Dauphin hasn't seen a festival in many years, and after talking to people in the community I kind of sensed there was a real need and want to bring this back."
More information can be found on the groups Facebook page Dauphin Arts Fest - Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday.