bonjour! jour heureux de « Louis Riel » à tous !

today, in the province of manitoba, in canada, we celebrate louis riel day ...



louis riel, ca 1876, Hall and Lowe photographers

the life and story of the man who's history we celebrate is lengthy and complex ...

i'm not so great on history ...

i couldn't begin to recount the story in any factual manner ...

but i am extremely happy to be honouring and recognizing the métis people of the prairies who are a wonderfully proud people ...

who are a colourful, rich weave in our heritage ...



this week, the norman chief memorial dancers of manitoba will be showcasing to the world their culture through dance ... at the vancouver 2010 olympics ...

*loud cheering*

wow ... apparently they have choreographed something magnificent for this occasion ...

'modern, unique dance steps blended with the traditional métis red river dance style' ...

feel so proud for them ...

goosebumps proud!

: : :

on another musical note ...

i am trying to obtain the complete list of tom allen's anniversary gift songs as i missed hearing them all ...

stay tuned ...

pg xo

1 comment:

Joyce said...

A lot of celebration in your corner. Enjoy my friend! xo