Grand Opening Postponement – May 4, 2020
It is with a great sense of disappointment and full awareness of responsibility that Métis Crossing will be postponing the Grand Opening celebrations of the new Cultural Gathering Centre, originally scheduled for June 24, 2020 to a future date in 2021. The essence of the Grand Opening event is, after all, to gather and celebrate our distinct Métis culture together. Given the COVID pandemic, this simply is not an option at this time. There is no Grand Opening or event that is more important than the health and safety of our loved ones and community members.
We are profoundly gratified that 150 years after the Métis Nation ratified the Manitoba Act of 1870 and joined the Dominion of Canada, Alberta’s Métis people have this world-class Cultural Gathering Centre that celebrates and shares our distinct Indigenous story. The stunning structure at Métis Crossing hints at the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes with the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.
We look forward to the time when we can once again gather as a community to celebrate our resilience at Métis Crossing. In the meantime, on behalf of the entire Métis Crossing Board of Directors and Team, stay healthy, stay safe and one day soon we will gather together again.
COVID-19 Update: April 7, 2020
Given the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID19 crisis and the very necessary restrictions we are all experiencing, Métis Crossing has made the difficult decision to postpone the public opening of the new Cultural Gathering Centre. Métis Crossing will remain closed until further notice.
We look forward to the day we can gather, celebrate and embrace one another again, but in the meantime, please check back often for continued updates and stay safe and healthy at home.
Métis Crossing is committed to ensuring the health and safety of each of our valued customers, visitors and staff. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Métis Crossing will be closed to the public and all program bookings will be cancelled until May 16, 2020.
At this time, it is our hope that we will be able to continue booking events for after May 17, 2020.
The Métis Crossing team are still working from home. Please contact us by email or phone 780-656-2229. We will return inquiries within 1 business day.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and changes day by day, please check back for continued updates.
Traditional Métis Art Classes
Learn traditional Métis art in the new Cultural Gathering Centre at Métis Crossing! Our teachers and knowledge holders are hosting art classes using traditional materials, beading, and jewelry making techniques.
Cultural Gathering Centre
The new Cultural Gathering Centre is coming along nicely and is almost ready for us to move in!
Working with Métis Architect Tiffany Shaw-Collinge from Manasc Isaac Architects, the new centre incorporates traditional craftsmanship with modern materials to create a stunning structure that hints of the building style of the fur trade era river lot homes with the functionality of a contemporary place to gather, learn, and share the Métis story.
We want to thank GenMec ACL out of Bonnyville for the outstanding workmanship bringing our place of Métis pride to life!
Summer Job Opportunities
As we get ready for the grand opening of our Cultural Gathering Centre and our 2020 season, we have a number of positions available for the summer. Check them out at albertametis.com/careers/
We have an exciting announcement! Executive Chef Bill Alexander is working with us to create a Métis culinary experience to wow all of your senses! With a philosophy of land to table eating, Chef Bill’s experience and promotion of Indigenous is a vision we share for our culinary programs and delicious offerings here at Métis Crossing.
Beginning spring 2020, at our café, guests will be able to enjoy everything from a quick lunch to a truly uniquely delightful dinner experience, to a full service banquet – all with flavours coming from the lands in and around Métis Crossing.