19th Century Winter
How did First Nations live during the cold months, in the bush, in the 1800s?
Find out at the February 4 Dunvegan Winter Carnival which this year will feature a reenactment of a First Nation winter camp where folklorists Carole Pagé and her husband Eric Charbonneau will be provide a living history demonstration of Indian and Métis life in the woods of 19th Century Ontario. They will be bringing their teepee and will entertain visitors with native legends as they cook traditional bannock on a stick over a roaring campfire. The activities begin with a country-style breakfast that will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Dunvegan Recreation Association (DRA) Hall, 19053 County Road 24. Free outdoor fun at 19314 County Road 24 will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the DRA, the program includes sleigh rides, sledding, skating, homemade soup and rolls, snolleyball (volleyball in the snow), a bonfire with marshmallows and a scavenger hunt.