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Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezbous 2016
by Tiffany Wilson

August 7, 2016
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Shane Cook and Friends entertained the many people in attendance with Métis fiddle music and dance



The crowd enjoyed the music

An appreciated cool breeze coming off of Lake Huron, brushed over Pioneer Park in Southampton Saturday, August 6, 2016 giving those who attended the Historic Saugeen Métis 8th annual Métis Rendezvous a much needed break from the heat. 

The rendezvous featured live entertainment by Shane Cook and Friends, survival skill demonstrations and talented Métis artists selling their craftsmanship, who also offered their knowledge of Métis history to those who asked. 

Happy volunteers cooked and served mouthwatering deep-friend Lake Whitefish on a bun

Delicious deep-fried Lake Whitefish on a bun was also available to eat, along with refreshments and a bag of chips, which many people took advantage of. 

During their break, band members, Brian Pickell of Paris, ON and Michelle Legere of Owen Sound, ON enjoyed the view from Pioneer Park while they ate their Lake Whitefish on a bun

 Lilli Plante (9), Serenity Saunders (7), Andre Saunders (5), Ava Burgess (7) and Ellie Burgess (5), spent time at the Children’s Craft Table where they learned to weave making dream catchers and bubble wands and fish made out of pipe cleaners

Jerrold Beech of Paisley, ON and the North Bruce Trappers and Crappers, answered any questions people had as they browsed through his unique hand-made collection of whistles and knives that are made of bone and jaws of animals. There was also a deer head carcass that can be used to “dig in the garden.” “I make efficient use of carcasses…and make things that we use everyday,” said Beech

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Volunteers Cathy Zarzycki, Krista Lewis and Jenna McGuire were selling all sorts of Métis items such as books, t-shirts, headbands, leg bands, sashes, key chains, hats, flags and much more! 



Historic Saugeen Metis sold many Metis items



Survival in the Bush, Inc. demonstrator Dan Curley showed Paul, Sadie, Vienne and Royal Fulham how to make a fire with just a few items, such as timber, char cloth and a fire steel.  Afterwards, he allowed Paul to blow on the timber gently to ignite the fire



Lynda Cain of Ontario Power Generation and helper Trinity Adams (8) were handing out goody bags and tattoos to anyone who played the ‘Energy Wheel’. “Everyone’s a winner,” said Cain, as she spun the wheel
 

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