Due to the popularity of the “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” exhibit currently on display at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Centre 2000, the Grande Prairie Museum is hosting a Sasquatch Symposium on Saturday, September 28.

The event takes place at Centre 2000 and features different afternoon and evening sessions.

The afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation by the Alberta Sasquatch Organization titled “A brief history of Sasquatch in Alberta: Bigfoot in Wild Rose Country.” The presentation provides a brief history of Sasquatch encounters from around the province, compelling stories from credible witnesses past and present and a spotlight on modern contemporary sightings and experiences.

Following that, at 3:00 p.m. there will be a viewing of the documentary “Bigfoot: Quest for the Wildman” by Justin Chernipeski to conclude the afternoon session. The documentary follows Chernipeski on his adventures in the rugged back country of Alberta’s most remote locations to bring viewers to the forefront of his search for answers about Bigfoot.

The evening session begins at 7:30 p.m. featuring a 50+ year retrospective of the Patterson-Gimlin film hosted by Professor Jeffrey Meldrum of Idaho State University. The short film shot in California in 1967, continues to be among the most enigmatic evidence for the existence of the Sasquatch. Professor Meldrum, a famed Sasquatch researcher, will be lecturing on why this footage continues to be an important part in the Sasquatch story, followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets for the afternoon and evening sessions are $15 for each session or $25 for both sessions. Tickets can be purchased at the Grande Prairie Museum and the Heritage Discovery Centre. Tickets are limited for the afternoon session.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090.