Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezvous returns

Mother Nature was dressed in her best with clear blue skies and warm temperatures for the Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezvous celebration as Pioneer Park in Southampton turned into an historic Métis village on Saturday, August 13th.

The famous fresh whitefish on a bun, fiddle music and fur trading stories attracted hundreds of people throughout the afternoon.

                                                            Fiddler Shane Cook and Friends

While enjoying the fresh whitefish, toes were tapping to the ‘downhome’ fiddle music of Shane Cook and Friends with the step-dancing of Emily Flack.



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Several displays booths also gave visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the Métis people who, in early pioneer trading days, inhabited the mouth of the Saugeen River at Lake Huron where they traded furs and were part of the voyageurs who travelled the lakes and rivers.