McMurray Métis Festival returns for first time since 2019

Jim Cardinal performing at an event for McMurray Métis. (McMurray Métis/Facebook)

The event brings people together to celebrate Métis culture and create a better understanding of the people's history.

 

 

An annual cultural celebration is set to make its grand return after a two-year hiatus.

On Friday, May 27, McMurray Métis, an organization founded to represent and support the Métis people in Northeastern Alberta, will once again host Métis Fest.

The event celebrates the history of Métis people and shares many integral aspects of the culture with the public.

In an interview with CFWE, Social Media and Events Coordinator Melanie Walsh said the event is an inclusive and interactive opportunity to educate people on Métis culture and bring people together.

Entertainment at Métis Fest is appropriate for all ages and consists of traditional fiddle music, jigging, square dancing, the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers and more performers.

There are also activities designed specifically for the younger audience. They may be able to participate in making crafts, a harvester’s hunt, beading and a variety of other attractions. Children can earn prizes for participating in all of the programs.

Walsh added there will be a featured announcement regarding one of the community’s most anticipated developments.

Métis Fest is scheduled to begin at noon on Friday and run until 10 p.m. in the evening.

Updates from the organization regarding membership, events and programs can be accessed by visiting McMurray Métis’ social media pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  

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