Crows will march again
Procession takes place Aug. 26
The Art in the Open Festival has announced its seventh annual March of the Crows.
People of all ages are invited to join in the lively procession of community members elaborately clad in crow costumes. The March of the Crows parade will take place during the Art in the Open Festival on Aug. 26, leaving the Schurman Studio at 7:45 p.m. and arriving at Victoria Park battery at 8:15 p.m where they will assemble for a final spirited celebration.
New this year is the Queen of the Crows, Julie Pellissier-Lush, an Island actress and bestselling author (“My Mi’kmaq Mother”).
She has written plays for the show “Mi’kmaq Legends which has been performed all over Atlantic Canada and Toronto. Lush performs in order to preserve her Mi’kmaq culture. The highly anticipated March of the Crows will be led through a joyous promenade by Lush around the historic streets of downtown Charlottetown.
Leading up to the Art in the Open festival, there will be two additional crow costumemaking workshops for those who wish to take part in the traditional March of the Crows parade.
These workshops will be held at the Schurman Family Studio at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Aug. 16 and 24, 5-7 p.m.
With the number of participants growing every year, organizers are hoping this year will be the greatest yet. All are welcome.