Sunday, February 2, 2014

#YEG The Flying Canoe Adventure


Friday, February 7th &  Saturday, February 8th  

La Cité en Lumières presents The Flying Canoe Adventure is a unique, nighttime, outdoor winter event. 

We invite you to discover the legend of La Chasse-galerie (The Flying Canoe), a combination of French-Canadian and First-Nation legends told by various lost canoeists along a lit trail in the Mill Creek Ravine. 

Horse-drawn wagons offer rides from the ravine to Rutherford School. There are fun 'winter rodeo' activities in the school yard and visit the Café Croissant at the School. 

Across the street, is The City of Light / La Cité en Lumières (La Cité Francophone, 8627 91 Street) where there are three live music performances a night, an outdoor patio, a snow slide and children's activities. A fun time for all!

Upon entering the Mill Creek ravine’s major access points, you will be greeted by a group of lost voyageurs wandering aimlessly in their canoes. They will give you an indication of the upcoming journey and provide you with some warning of what might be waiting for you ahead. “Gallery” the hunter himself as well as the lost voyageurs will enchant the evening forest. 

You will meet lost voyageurs along the illuminated trails that lead you to the Métis Base Camp where Dave Cunningham and company play Métis jigs/reels and you can make bannock over the open fires.You then continue your journey upward out of the ravine to the City of Light (La Cité Francophone) where there is light, music and good times!

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