150th celebrations at Rocky Mountain House Historic Site

Music, dancing, games and food, including a sugar shack part of weekend celebrations

Métis jigging, fiddling and Northern winter games will all be part of a lively weekend of celebrations at the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site.

Confluence Heritage Society’s Family Day and Métis Homecoming Celebrations takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free to this weekend’s events. An opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.

This is the inaugural event for celebrations taking place throughout the year. A highlight will be a re-creation of part of the route of the epic Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant held in 1967. Teams representing provinces and territories retraced the 5,283-kilometre trade route from Rocky to Montreal.

This summer, canoeists will tackle a stretch from Rocky Mountain House to Le Pas, Man.

A team from the original race will be on hand this weekend to share their experiences.

At 6 p.m., Sierra Noble and Donnell Leahy will perform at the Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House. Tickets cost $35.

For more information go to http://confluencehs.wixsite.com

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