Métis Week 2018

All are welcome to join the MNA head office in celebrating Métis Week.
The following is a list of events the whole family can partake in!

For events in other MNA regions, please click here.


Event Details

November 12

High Level Bridge Lighting

To kick off the week, starting at sunset, the High Level Bridge will proudly boast blue and white lighting to commemorate Métis Week.
Constable Ezio Faraone Park is a great location to take in the view!
11004 97 Avenue

November 13

City Hall Proclamation
11 am – 1 pm

Together, the City of Edmonton and the Métis Nation of Alberta celebrate Métis Week at city hall.
11:15 – Opening Prayer and anthem
11:30 – Provincial  and MNA president Audrey Poitras bring greetings
11:50 – Entertainment: Métis Sash Dance, Prince Charles Fiddlers, Highland Dance, Red River Jig
12:20 – Blessing of the food and lunch served

Edmonton City Hall: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

*Shuttle bus service

Seniors and Veterans Tea
10 am – 4 pm

Drop in throughout the day for stew, bannock, and a chat.
Central Lions Senior Rec Centre: 11113 113 street

November 14

Free Flu Shots and Naloxone Training
9 am – 4 pm

Drop in throughout the day for your flu shot.
Naloxone training and kits also available throughout the day.
MNA Provincial Head Office: 11738 Kingsway Avenue

Royal Alberta Museum: Métis Exhibit
2 pm – 5 pm

2:00 pm – 2:45 – Light refreshments
3:00 – Museum curators will guide guest through the historic Métis exhibit.
Royal Alberta Museum: 9810 103a Avenue

*Shuttle bus service

November 15

Louis Riel Commemorative Walk
9:45 am – 1 pm 

9:45 – Meet at St. Margaret’s Church to be shuttled to the starting point of the walk.
51442 Range Road 203
10:00 – Walk begins
11:00 – Mass at St. Margaret’s Church
12:00 – Lunch at Deville Hall
Deville Hall: 21033 Wye Road

Waltzing With the Angels Film Screening
6 pm – 7:30

6 pm – 6:30 pm: Light refreshments
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Opening Prayer
  • Métis Nation Anthem
  • Opening remarks with MNA president Audrey Poitras 
  • Statement by representative from the Edmonton Public Library
  • Introduction of Muriel Stanley Venne and participants of Waltzing with the Angels
  • Waltzing with the Angels film screening
  • Discussion panel and Q&A with Muriel and participants
  • Stand-up reception with appetizers

Whitemud Crossing Library (EPL): 4211 106 Street

November 16

Legislature Ceremony
11 am – 12 pm

Annually, on November 16th, Métis people across Alberta pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel.
This ceremony symbolizes the commitment Métis people share in promoting the visions and dreams of Louis Riel.
Legislature Building: 10800 97 Avenue

*Shuttle bus service

Open House: MNA and Affiliates
1 pm – 4 pm

Join in and learn about the Métis Nation of Alberta and its affiliates through this tradeshow style event.
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre: 11830 Kingsway Avenue

Gala: Dinner and Entertainment
5:30 pm – 10 pm

Come join in on the celebration!
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre: 11830 Kingsway Avenue
Tickets are on a first come – first served basis and will be available for pick up after Friday November 9, 2018.
For more information, contact Marilyn Lizee at 780-455-2200 ext. 392 or email mlizee@metis.org

November 17

Family Day
12 pm – 4 pm

Fiddling lessons with Brianna Lizotte, jigging lessons, and finger weaving too!
Light refreshments will be served.
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre: 11830 Kingsway Avenue

*Shuttle bus services will operate for the events happening in the downtown core of Edmonton. The bus will be departing from the Métis Nation of Alberta head office (11738 Kingsway Ave.) 30 minutes before the event start time. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. If you are bringing a vehicle, please park it in the back lot of the Edmonton Inn and wait in the front lobby of the Inn. 

For a list of regional events, please click here.