Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Island Park
Le Cercle des Canadiens Français has decided to build a 15 feet long birch bark canoe, as part of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. This artistic and cultural project is realized in collaboration with Two Rivers Gallery and the University of Northern British Columbia. This project aims to highlight the history of the French-Canadiens, Metis and First Nations in Northern British Columbia. The canoe has been built under the supervision or Marcel Labelle, a French speaking Metis from Ontario. In the past, the birch bark canoe was used by hard workers to carry furs and trade goods. This innovative project is building upon our cultural past in the objective to promote a respectful future. Le Cercle des Canadiens Français, in collaboration with Marcel Labelle, will launch the birch bark canoe in the river on July 5th 2017 to officialise its construction.
Food and beverages will be available at the event.