Crows will march again

Pro­ces­sion takes place Aug. 26

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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