Saturday at 11 AM
Celebrate Métis contributions to Canadian society at the annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Métis Crossing.
Bannock Dogs and Burgers!
Vendors and Artisans
4pm OPEN JAM SESSION
630pm HOT DOG AND MARSHMALLOW ROAST
8PM FAMILY FRIENDLY KITCHEN PARTY
Jigging Contest for Youth & Adult! $1000 in total prizes!!!!
(event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946036452375070/ )
This past Sunday Métis Crossing hosted the Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade after their Sunday paddle. A dance and supper made for an inspired event where stories and dance moves were shared by both Métis Elders and Canadian Voyageur enthusiasts!
Dignitaries were presented with gifts and Canada 150 sashes from Mark Lund of the Voyageur Brigade Society. President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Audrey Poitras welcomed the Brigade to the Métis homeland. Along side her was Karen Collins, President of Region 2 for the Métis Nation of Alberta and Dan Cardinal, Vice President of Region 1. Colin Piquette, MLA, also graced this rendezvous with a heart felt address and recognition of the first Canadians; the Métis. Ernest Brousseau, Mayor of Smoky Lake, honored the event with a welcome to the Brigade, as well.
Métis Crossing would like to thank everyone that contributed to a lovely sunny weekend event celebrating Canada’s multi-cultural heritage. And all those that came out just to enjoy the awe of Alberta’s stunning North Saskatchewan River!