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Monday, May 1, 2017 / Categories: Events

Canadian Voyageur Brigade Events

Event date: 6/27/2017 Export event

The Athabasca River Brigade group has over 170 paddlers registered in 15 boats preparing to paddle 333 kilometres over 6 days on the Athabasca River.  They will travel from Jasper to Ft. Assiniboine, and will be re-enacting the Voyageur fur-trading trips of the past on this portion of the Columbia Express route.  Each canoe will be flying a flag representing the parts of Canada.

On June 27, the group is hosting a landing ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at Whitecourt's Riverboat Park.  This is a free family event.  Later that evening, at Rotary Park, the Athabasca River Brigade is hosting a celebration from 5-8pm.  The event will feature Metis folk/country performer Laura Vinson, food, crafts, black musket group,cannons and more.  A free BBQ will also be offered.

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