Alberta Metis Week Events

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Alberta Metis Week Events

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2015424 Views

Sunday, November 15:

Fifth Annual Louis Riel Commemorative Walk

In honour of Louis Riel, the 6.6 km walk to St. Margaret’s Church is to signify the procession made by Riel’s family, community and Metis soldiers to Riel’s funeral.

  • The event begins at 10:00 am, followed by Mass at St. Margaret’s Church at 12:00 pm. The Walk will be led by horse and buggy rides.
  • Walk Start Location: Highway 14 and Range Road 203.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200 extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Monday, November 16:

Honourable Louis Riel Commemoration

Metis people across Canada pay tribute to Honorable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution, November 16.

  • The ceremony is scheduled from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Alberta Legislature Building, 10800-97 Avenue in Edmonton.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], or by telephone at 780-455-2200 extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Metis Nation of Alberta Association Open House

  • The Metis Nation of Alberta’s Association (MNAA) Open House is scheduled from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The MNAA Provincial Office is located at 11738 Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton.
  • The annual open house will feature an artistic display of various Metis artists and showcase the talents of aspiring young Metis artists with a lapel pin art contest.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected] by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Tuesday, November 17:

Red River Cart Ceremony

Presentation by the Metis Nation of Alberta Association to the University of Alberta of a Red River cart that will be permanently housed at Pembina Hall.

  • Event is scheduled for 11:30 am at the University of Alberta, 2-06 Pembina Hall, 116 Street and 85 Avenue in Edmonton.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Metis Talks hosted by the Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research

An academic discussion focusing on contemporary issues of importance to Metis with participation by Dr. Nathalie Kermoal, Dr. Brenda MacDougall and Dr. Nicole St. Onge.

  • The event is scheduled for 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the University of Alberta, 2-06 Pembina Hall, 116 Street and 85 Avenue in Edmonton.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Wednesday, November 18:

Metis Week 2015 Proclamation and Metis Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Each year, the MNAA Region 4 and the City of Edmonton host a proclamation and Metis Flag raising ceremony in honour of Metis Week.
  • The event is scheduled from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton.
  • There will be food and entertainment provided by the Prince Charles School student fiddlers following the ceremony.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Thursday, November 19:

Seniors Come and Go Tea / Metis Genealogy Open House

Tea, coffee and dainties will be served at this social event. A genealogy open house will also take place for those interested in discovering their Metis family roots.

  • The event is scheduled from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and is hosted by the Metis Nation of Alberta Association Provincial Head Office, located at 11738 Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Metis Education Foundation/MacEwan University Recognition Ceremony

This ceremony commemorates the partnership between the Metis people and the MacEwan University by naming a part of the University after Rupertsland.

  • This event is by reservation only. To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact Lisa Savill at [email protected] or by telephone at 780-801-9989.

Friday, November 20:

Metis Capital/Urban Housing Corporation Open House

  • Metis Capital/Urban Housing Corporation will be hosting an Open House from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, located at 11923-121 A Street in Edmonton. Soup and bannock will be served at the Open House.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Saturday, November 21:

Box Social and Jam

To round off Metis Week 2015, the MNAA is hosting a fun social event – a box social and jam (session)! Guests are encouraged to bring their musical instruments. Guests participating in the box social dinner should drop off their boxed lunch, with enough to serve two people, by 6:00 pm. The event is scheduled as follows:

  • The location is at Beacon Heights Community Hall, 4418-118 Avenue in Edmonton.
  • The evening is scheduled with cocktails at 5:00 pm, the Box Social Auction is at 6:00 pm and the Jam is at 8:00 pm.
  • For more information, please contact April Magee at [email protected], by telephone at 780-455-2200, extension #278 or toll-free at 1-800-252-7553.

Calgary and Area Metis Week Events

Monday, November 16:

Louis Riel Day and Metis Flag Raising Ceremonies

  • This event is scheduled for 12:00 pm at Calgary City Hall, located at 7 Avenue SW and 800 Macleod Trail in Calgary.
  • Following the Metis Flag Raising ceremony at Calgary City Hall, the MNAA Region 3 will be hosting a gathering located at 1415-28 Street NE. Stew and bannock will be served and entertainment will be provided.
  • For more information, please contact the Region 3 Office by telephone at 403-569-8800 or toll-free at 1-800-267-5844.

Tuesday, November 17:

Metis Calgary Family Services Open House

  • The Open House is scheduled from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Native Network located at 19 Erinwoods Drive SE in Calgary.
  • For more information, please telephone 403-273-6032.

Wednesday, November 18:

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Open House

  • The event starts at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, located at 101-427-51 Avenue SE, Calgary.
  • For more information, please telephone 403-270-7379.

Continued… Wednesday, November 18:

The Seven Lives of Louis Riel – Iniskim Centre, Mount Royal University

As presented at the 2015 Edmonton Fringe Festival, this theatrical show is of a one-man comedy skit with seven mini-plays performed by Ryan Gladstone.

  • The event is free of charge and scheduled to be held at the Nickel Theatre on the Mount Royal University Campus. Audience: 14+
  • For tickets or more information, please contact Steve Jobin by telephone at 403-440-7746.

Thursday, November 19:

Fruit and Bannock Sale

In recognition of National Child Day on November 20th, Metis Child Family Services, Kemama Nnanik and the Medicine Wheel Early Learning Centre is hosting a fundraiser for the Children’s Christmas party.

  • To order your bagged lunch at $6.00 each or for more information, please call 403-240-4642 at extension 0, or email your order to [email protected]
  • Lunches will be delivered between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Business Mixer

Sponsored by Apeetogosan Metis Development Inc.

  • To RSVP or for more information, please contact MNAA Region 3 by telephone at 403-569-8800.

Friday, November 20:

Senior’s Supper

This annual Senior’s supper begins at 5:30 pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel, located at 1316-33 Street NE in Calgary.

  • This event is by reservation only and is free to all seniors over 55 years of age.
  • For more information or to book your seat, please contact the MNAA Region 3 office at 403-569-8800.

Saturday, November 21:

Fun Day

Prizes, contests and fun for the whole family! The Fun Day event includes a free lunch, laughing, jigging, story-telling, moose calling contests and prizes, face painting and balloons.

  • This event begins at 11:00 am, located at the Forest Lawn Community Hall at 4020-26th Avenue SE in Calgary.
  • For more information, please contact the MNAA Region 3 office at 403-569-8800.

Traditional Metis Supper and Dance

Following the Fun Day activities, there will be a Traditional Metis Supper and Dance. The supper starts at 6:00 pm at the Albert Park Community Hall, located at 1310-28th Street SE in Calgary.

  • Admission is $12.00 with musical entertainment provided by Richard Piche and Friends.
  • For more information, please contact the MNAA Region 3 office at 403-569-8800.

Peace River, Grande Prairie and Fairview Metis Week Events

Sunday, November 15:

Metis Flag Raising Ceremony

  • The Metis Nation of Alberta Association (MNAA) Region 6 and the Town of Peace River will host the Metis Flag Raising ceremony in honour of Metis Week.
  • The event is scheduled for 12:00 pm at the Town Hall in Peace River.
  • For more information, please contact the Region 6 Office by telephone at 780-624-4219.

Monday, November 16:

Metis Nation of Alberta Association Region 6 Open House

  • The MNAA Region 6 Open House is scheduled from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Their office is located at 9621-90 Avenue in Peace River. Refreshments will be provided.
  • For more information, please contact the Region 6 Office by telephone at 780-624-4219.

Tuesday, November 17:

Metis Awareness Table and Metis Jigging

  • Region 6 and River Drive Mall is proud to host this event scheduled from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • The event location is at #1-10122-100 Street in Peace River.
  • For more information, please telephone 780-624-4219.

Wednesday, November 18:

Fairview Metis Local Membership Drive

  • The Fairview Metis Local is hosting a membership drive scheduled from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • The event location is at 9812-113 Street in Fairview.

Thursday, November 19:

Grande Prairie Metis Local #1990 Membership Drive

  • Metis Local #1990 is hosting a membership drive scheduled from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • The event location is at #320, 9804-100 Avenue in Grande Prairie.

Friday, November 20:

Youth Moving Forward – Metis Fun Night

This Metis Youth event begins at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, located at 10302-90 Avenue in Peace River.

  • For more information, please contact the MNAA Region 6 office at 780-624-4219.

Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22:

Youth Moving Forward – Beading Workshop

This Metis Youth workshop begins at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, located at 10302-90 Avenue in Peace River.

For more information, please contact the MNAA Region 6 office at 780-624-4219.

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