The Metis Arts Festival Celebrate at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Published: 2004-07-09
The Black Creek Pioneer Village and the Metis tribes of Canada present as part of the Sensation Sounds of Summer the Metis Arts Festival on July 17 & 18. This two event is a celebration in French and English of the culture and traditions of one of Canada's first nations people – The Metis – through music, art, dance, and food.

Along with the usual selection of native foods and craft activities for the younger set, the Metis Arts Festival features workshops, demonstration, and performances in music and dance. Headlining the musical performances for the weekend is the Pierre Schryer Band.

Other musical performances at the Festival are:
Ontario Metis Fiddling
Edmonton Metis Cultural Dance Society
First Nation Drumming
Metis Youth Showcase
Traditional Music featuring the Dalbaere Sawchuk Ensemble
Blues & Folk music featuring singer-songwriter Paul Chaput
Folk-Jazz music featuring Shane Anthony Band
Inuit throat singing

The Pierre Schryer Band and the Edmonton Metis Cultural Dance Society invite visitors to join them in a music workshop of song and dance. A visual arts display is featured in the Art Gallery at the Visitors Centre.

The Black Creek Pioneer Village is a restored nineteenth century Victorian community on the property once owned by Daniel and Elizabeth Stong. The buildings that were originally constructed by the Stongs in 1816 are the heart of the Village of over 35 buildings.

The Metis Arts Festival is at the Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto on July 17 & 18. The Black Creek Pioneer Village is open from 11am to 5pm and is located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway. Tickets for the Festival are $7 for children, $10 for seniors, and $11 for adults.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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I had the understanding that there would be a change in the event for july 17-18 and it would be the voyageurs rather than the metis festival . However if you could correct my possible misunderstanding I would gratfully appreciate it.
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