The Flying Canoë Volant is a cultural, creative and interactive event designed to celebrate local history and the magic of a long winter night.
The event highlights the culture and traditions of First Nations, French-Canadian and Métis peoples and celebrates the beauty of the Mill Creek ravine and the new Francophone Quarter in Edmonton.
Take part in the Indigenous Base Camp, with Native Counselling Services of Alberta, with Drumming & Singing, Friendship Dance, Tea and Bannock, storytelling with Winston Wuttunee.
The Metis Camp will also be setup, events include;
Tahnis Cunningham and the Cunningham Family Band will be playing traditional music, accompanied by:
• “Lyle Donald's” multi generational family dance intergenerational troupe “The Métis Cultural Dancers”
• Alberta jigger and all round Métis mischief maker “Corban Poitras”
• Les young musicians // And youthful musicians “The Prince Charles Fiddlers”
Come on down to the Métis Camp in the Mill Creek Ravine and learn how to do the Red River Jig, Schottische, and La Bastringue, or… just make yourself a piece of Bannock and listen to the rollicking fiddle music.
This is where we have fun with our mukluks on our feet, help us warm up the cold winter nights!
It's the most fun you can have with your mukluks on, and it's all free. Help us
warm up the cold winter nights!
Find more details on Flying Canoë Volant in Edmonton, January 31-February 1 here