Sioux Valley Dakota Nation will be holding their annual “Dakota Nation Winterfest” for three days inside Westman Communications Group Place starting January 27th, 2017. The event is a long standing tradition in Western Manitoba and is a combination of cultural and aboriginal sports. Now in it's 45th year the festival encompasses activities and events for all age groups including a square dance competition, talent show, strong man competition, volleyball and moccasin games. One of the more popular events each year is the adult and minor hockey tournaments drawing teams from all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Sr. Mens hockey tournament is especially popular and brings in players with WHL and Jr. A hockey experience. New to this years event will be a 3 on 3 basketball competition. Attendance at last years event was estimated to be near 30,000 people.