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Regional Métis Week Events

Region 1

Lac La Biche – November 12-16

Everyday and evening from November 12 to 16. Majority of activities will be held at Portage College’s Lac la Biche Campus (9531 94 Ave, Lac la Biche).

DateEvent TimeLocation
November 12Opening Ceremonies 10:00 a.m.Portage College
November 12Cree Café 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Portage Cafeteria
November 13Panel Discussion on Metis Roots in Lac la Biche Region 6:30 p.m.Portage Theatre
November 14
Indigenous Headstrong Summit for grades 8 and 9. All dayThroughout Portage College
November 15Singing Jamboree/ Dance EveningPortage Gym
November 16Fiddling Jamboree 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Portage Gym

Activities in the schools will be lead by R1 Youth Coordinator all week as well. There are no costs, no registrations and light snacks as appropriate. Everyone is welcome to attend any and all events.

Main contact: Lise Rouleau – lrouleau@metis.org or 780-623-3039


Region 2

Bonnyville – November 14


Region 3

Calgary – November 12-17

DateActivity LocationTime
November 12
∞ Flag Raising
∞ Lunch
∞ Genealogy Lesson
∞ Calgary City Hall
∞ Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Indigenous Hub
∞ Calgary Central Library
∞ 12:00pm
∞ 1:30pm-3:00pm
∞11:00am-3:00pm
November 13∞ Open House
∞ Music and Dance, feat. Billy Joseph, Leo Dumont, and the Acuna Dancers
∞ Métis Calgary Family Services
∞ Calgary Central Library
∞ 11:00am-1:00pm
∞ 11:00am-2:00pm
November 14∞ Rupertsland Open House
∞ Métis Urban Housing Open House
∞ 1000 7 Ave SW #540
∞2125 32 Ave NE #6
∞ 1:00pm-4:00pm
∞ 12:00pm-2:00pm
November 15∞ Seniors Dinner, with Music by Richard Piche
∞ Clarion Hotel (2120 16 Ave NE)∞ 6:00pm Doors
∞ 6:30pm Dinner
November 16∞ Family Fun Day
∞ Dance, feat. Renaissance Poets
∞ Métis Local 87 (1539 43 St SE)
∞ Clarion Hotel (2120 16 Ave NE)
∞ 10:00am-3:00pm
∞ 5:30pm Doors, 6:30pm Dinner
November 17∞ Library Children’s Day, feat. Jodi Patterson∞ Calgary Central Library∞ 1:00pm-3:00pm

Métis Week at the Library – Calgary – November 12-17

Region Three – join the Calgary Public Library (Central Library; 800 3 St SE) from November 12-17 as they host a celebration of Métis people, their culture, and their contributions. Click here for their Facebook event page for details.


Métis Local 2003

Lethbridge – November 13

Métis Local 2003 welcomes everyone to join us for our Métis Flag Raising Ceremony, in honour of Louis Riel, on November 13th, 10:30 a.m., at Lethbridge City Hall. Click here for the invitation.

There will be presentations as well as coffee and cake to follow. We hope many of you can join them in this special event!


Region 4

Edmonton – November 12

Time
EventLocation
11:00 a.m.
Métis Week Proclamation Edmonton City Hall

*Shuttles are available from the MNA Provincial Office to City Hall. Shuttle pick up is at 10:00 a.m.

Please park at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre and meet at the office doors.


Region 5

Slave Lake – November 12-15

DateActivityLocationTimeDescription
November 12Flag Raising CeremonyRene Hall Plaza (in front of the Servus Credit Union, 300 Main St. N.)10:00 a.m.Region Five Métis Nation Flag Raising Ceremony
November 12Stew and Bannock LuncheonRegion Five Office (353 Main Street N.)NoonYouth Coordinator is also offering a free Métis Dance: Basic Jigging Steps Session. All are welcome. for more info call 780-849-5654
November 14Region Five Open House & Free LunchRegion Five Office (353 Main Street N.) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Regional Youth Coordinator will be teaching a Métis Infinity Pin Beading Project for MNA citizens. For more info call 780-849-5654. 
November 15Free Luncheon & Performance by the Edmonton Métis DancersSlave Lake Native Friendship Centre Hall (416 6 Avenue NE) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.In partnership with Northern Lakes College and the Slave Lake Native Friendship Center. For More info call 780-849-3039.

Click here for the Edmonton Métis Dancers poster.

Click here for the Community Lunch at the Slave Lake Friendship Centre invitation.


Region 6

Grande Prairie, Peace River, Valleyview, and Fairview – November 10-16

Our Regional Youth Projects Coordinator will be doing Métis Week Awareness in the schools from Nov 12-15 throughout Region 6.

DateActivityLocationTime
November 12Raising of the Métis Flag Grande Prairie City Hall, 10205 98 St 2:00 pm
November 13∞ Flag Raising at Riverfront Park
∞ Métis Week Open House –
Stew and Bannock; Jigging with Gracy Ressler; Fiddling with Kinley Paul

∞ Riverfront Park Peace River
∞ Region 6 Office 9621 90 Ave
∞ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
∞ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Métis Nation of Alberta Registry will be on site
November 15Honoring our Elders Lunch and Learn. Click here for the poster.Peace River Museum,
10302 99 St
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
November 16Métis Local 1929 Valleyview Annual General MeetingSt Rita’s Hall 4104 51 Ave, Valleyview, AB 5:00 pm