Annual Métis Rendezvous in Southampton


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Traditional canoe

Day one of the annual Métis Rendezvous in Southampton, that was to be held at Pioneer Park at the mouth of the Saugeen River, started indoor this year as the weatherman called for heavy rains.

The celebration of Métis life was held in the Southampton Annex (curling rink) with many visitors turning out to take in the musical entertainment, fish fry and wide variety of displays.

George Henry of Chippewas of the Thames (near London, ON) focused on Tecumseh from the War of 1812

Organizer Patsy McArthur

Traditional dancer Ginny Gonneau entertained

Dan Curly demonstrated the art of simple fire-starting as part of the Adventure Leadership program held at Laurentian University in Sudbury

Jennifer Khan accompanied Dr. Ferri (PhD of Education) to demonstrate survival techniques in the wilderness


Anne Ledderman & Joe Phillips entertained with traditional music

The 'Wampum' belt

Métis President, Archie Indoe, (L) and David Gibbons were the chief fish fryers

The event continues Sunday, August 12.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012