The Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre will be taking their celebrations of National Aboriginal Day on the road tomorrow. Due to uncertainty with sewer and line work the Centre decided to visit the Batoche National Historic Site. It is free to attend, all people need to bring is there own food and a lawn chair.
Executive Director Bonnie Start says with this being Canada’s 150 Celebration, they thought it was a good opportunity to visit the historic site.
“Everyone is welcome to come and join us and learn a little bit more about the Metis history and our culture and music and I think it will be a really enjoyable day.”
Start adds that the day is “an opportunity to learn more about the diversity within our community, about aboriginal culture and traditions and I guess help build respect and appreciation for the diversity within our community.”
If you wish to join, there are still spots on the bus available. You can contact the centre at 306-825-6558. The bus leaves at 7 a.m. and will return around 8 p.m. in the evening.
National Aboriginal Day was created in 1996. The date coincides with the summer solstice.