AN EVENT IN THE SERIES OF EVENTS DURING SEPTEMBER 2019
BATTLE RIVER 'FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS’
AND THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ALBERTA DISTINGUISHED ARTIST AWARDS
SEPTEMBER 7 and 8, 2019
At Mistahiya Retreat Centre on the Battle River
Sept. 7 Saturday:
Ticket sales on site:
Adults: $20; Youth: $10; Preschool free
Complimentary camping (unserviced); Food concession
9am -10:30am.: Medicine Walk with Creeteacher
Calvin Laliberte (Kamewkwaniaso) from Smokey Lake
11am-noon interpretive Nature Walk to Bird tower along the Battle River with members of Wainwright Wildlife Society
Afternoon program and entertainment:
1-2 pm: Cree Nation grouse/Mamio or chicken dance with drum. (group participation welcome)
2-2:45: music by Brianne Bergerud and Mark Perkins
3–3:45: Vermilion Trio
4-4:30: Vermilion Pipes and Drums and Highland dancers
4:30-6pm: Gourmet Supper (beef and bison) catered by Red Feather Ridge
6-7:30pm. Daniel Gervais 4 piece band https://www.danielgervais.ca/home-accueil
Camping: open field camp area for over 100 units (unserviced)
Friday night and/or Saturday night
Schmidt gallery tour and 2 lakes Sunday tour
1. Explore area around Mistahiya: hiking trails (7.5 km. along the river). Follow trails to the fresh water spring and to the summit of Mistahiya. Canoe or kayak.
2. Take a guided tour to historic sites south of Czar:
Treaty 6 monument, Teepee rings, Stampede cairn at Big Valley Gap in the Neutral hills, McCord ranch, RCMP barracks, Indian effigy and Mud flats. Also Birding and possibly lunch at Gooseberry lake.
WHAT TO BRING:
Lawn chair, all weather clothing, water, snacks.
All events are OUTDOORS. Covered stage for entertainment.
Supper served in Lodge; picnic tables are available indoors and outdoors.
Notes: wifi unavailable, intermittent cell phone reception
Area not licensed for alcohol.
Ticket information TBA
Sunday event by donation
Map/ directions: Mistahiya is located in the Battle River Valley between Wainwright and Vermilion on the Buffalo Trail (hwy 41) 10 km. East of Riverdale Park. End of road.
Mistahiya email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathie Brown: cell: 780-842-8322