Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
Prince George is about to visited by voyageurs!
The Fort to Fort Voyageur Brigade (11 canoes in total) is travelling from Stuart Lake and Stuart River in Fort St. James, along the Nechako River near Vanderhoof to Prince George over three days, from June 5 to June 8, bringing people together to paddle a historic fur trade route.
The public is invited to join an Elder from the Lheidli T'enneh and members of Prince George City Council as they welcome the voyageurs to Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (near the entrance to the Hudson's Bay Wetlands) on Thursday, June 8. The paddlers are expected to arrive between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
The City of Prince George is helping to sponsor the event and has arranged for a food truck to be on-site.
Elder Edith Frederick will greet and bless the brigade, and through a heritage project sponsored by Le Cercle des Canadiens Français, there will be a demonstration birch bark canoe, and its builder who will do a "show and tell" for the Brigade and members of the public.
This Brigade is one of many happening across the country this summer to mark the country's 150th Anniversary.