August 2, 2012
Discovery Harbour’s upcoming Métis Day Bo’jou Event offers one of the best attraction values on Georgian Bay. With admission rates just $5.25 to $7.00 and children ages 5 and under free, visitors can enjoy a dynamic celebration of Métis culture, activities on the historic site, and much more.
Discovery Harbour has a strong historic connection to the Métis people who were part of the military migration from Drummond Island to the original Penetanguishene base in 1828 following the War of 1812. The fascinating culture and heritage of the Métis people will be showcased with the seventh annual Métis Day Bo'jou Neejee Event on Saturday August 11.
NEW this year will be the Kwiikikwe Métis Women’s Drum Group, offering inspiring performances in both the morning and afternoon. The C and C Métis Sisters will present The Métis Traditional Sharing Cache, a theatrical-style performance focusing on the Métis tradition of sharing and caring. The famous Métis Fiddler Quartet, renowned for their mastery of both traditional and Métis old-style fiddle playing, will also be on stage for three lively performances throughout the day. Popular fiddler Alicia Blore and the music and vocals of La Famille Lefaive will offer great toe-tapping tunes to round out the day’s entertainment.
Fascinating exhibits and activities that share Métis culture will also be featured. Displays showing traditional sash weaving, fur trade trapping, beadwork, and moccasin making will be part of the event. The traditional Métis language of Michif will be shared, and visitors can enjoy a Voyageur encampment and learn about life in the wilderness. Rug hooking, historic tailoring, and leather bag making will explore more traditional Métis skills, as well as cooking demonstrations of Three Sisters Soup and bannock-making. Throughout the day, a fun horse-and-wagon ride will be offered to transport visitors from the Admission area to event activities.
The Métis Day Bo'jou Neejee event is at Discovery Harbour on Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is included with regular site admission. For further information please call (705) 549-8064 or visit www.hhp.on.ca
Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks,
and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.