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.