Annual Rendezvous brings Metis history to life

Pioneer Park in Southampton turned in to an historic Metis village on Saturday, August 10th, with the 11th annual Historic Saugeen Metis (HSM) Rendezvous.

Fresh fish, fiddle music and fur trading stories attracted hundreds of people throughout the afternoon where they learned of the local Metis history.

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Among the many activities was the annual tour of the Angelique Longe ( Aunt Annie’s ) historic home. Aunt Annie’s home is one of the oldest in Southampton and has remained in the Longe family for over 160 years.  It was only recently that it was opened up to the public during the Saugeen Métis Rendezvous held in nearby Pioneer Park.

Champion fiddler, Shane Cook & The Woodchoppers,  ( returned and had toes-tapping and hands clapping to the traditional Metis music that picks up on the French flair of the voyageurs.









                                                 Shane Cook (seated) was joined by dad, Ken (C)

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