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MISTAHIYA - at Battle River near Wainwright


BATTLE RIVER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ALBERTA ARTS AWARDS

SEPTEMBER 7 and 8, 2019

At Mistahiya Retreat Centre on the Battle River

Sept. 7 Saturday:

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

Noon: bag lunch. Option: smokies for sale to cook over a bonfire near the Lodge (plus beverages).

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

Camping: open field camp area for over 100 units (unserviced)

Friday night and/or Saturday night

Sept. 8:

OPTIONS:

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.

Websites:

Battleriverarts.ca

Mistahiya.com

Comebythehills.ca

Contact information:

Mistahiya email: mistahiya@gmail.com

Lodge: 780-842-1690

Kathie Brown: cell: 780-842-8322

Earlier Event: September 6
Regional Newcomer Concert
Later Event: September 14
WETASKIWIN WORD WEAVERS