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Celebrating Metis culture in Delia

    If you’re looking for something to do on August 19 and 20, Delia will be hosting the Michif Gathering, celebrating Metis culture.     The Metis culture will be showcased on Friday and Saturday with individual activities, all day entertainment, and admission to attend is free.          Events start with camp setting up at 2 p.m. on Friday.
    Following camp set up, a supper meal will be served at 6 p.m. with smokies on a bun and chili, soup and pop.
    Saturday’s events start off with breakfast at 8 a.m. serving hash browns, bacon, and eggs for $7 in the community hall.
    Demonstrations on Saturday events include  knife throwing, black powder, Tipi setups and tomahawk throwing.            There are all kinds of activities for kids, they can participate in a demo on building a sling shot, games and face painting.
    “More of the adults had their faces painted than the kids last year,” Barry Fullerton said.        A Metis genealogist will be on site to provide you with some Metis background on your family tree.
    The Saturday night supper meal starts at 6:30 p.m. and will tantalize your taste buds with buffalo, deer or beef, potatoes, cornmeal and vegetables, all for  $20 a ticket.
     Evening  entertainment will be provided by Turtle Mountain Steppers starting at 7:30, 50/50 draws, door prizes and silent auction items through out the evening.

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