French Canadian & Métis Heritage Week 2018

SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2018


2018 Adopted Resolution

September 22-23 Detroit: Ste. Anne de Detroit Rendez-vous Festival

September 26 Houghton
Wednesday, September 26, 10:15 a.m. CHILDREN’S STORYTIME AT PORTAGE LAKE DISTRICT LIBRARY, 58 Huron, Houghton. French-Canadian stories and crafts.

September 26 Chassell
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. FRENCH-CANADIAN FOLK SONGS AND FIDDLING AT THE CHASSELL HERITAGE CENTER, 42373 Hancock Ave., Chassell. (From US41 in downtown Chassell, turn west on 2nd St.) Traditional folk and response songs by Maple Sugar Folk with Laura Shilling on fiddle. Free admission – donations appreciated.

September 27 Marquette: Songs of the Voyageurs
Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Songs of the Voyageurs Featuring Dave Bezotte and Dan Truckey at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University. Free to the public. In celebration of the State of Michigan’s French-Canadian Heritage Week, the Beaumier Center’s director, Daniel Truckey, and Upper Peninsula Folklife Award recipient, Dave Bezotte, will perform an evening of French songs from the voyageur period.

September 27 Houghton
Thursday September 27, 10:15 a.m. CHILDREN’S STORYTIME AT PORTAGE LAKE DISTRICT LIBRARY, 58 Huron, Houghton. French-Canadian stories and crafts.

September 27 Hancock
Thursday September 27, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. CONTRA DANCE AT THE FINNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER, 435 Quincy, Hancock. Gathering begins at 6:00 with some snacks available for folks coming straight from work. At 6:30, extra teaching for new dancers. From 7:00 to 10:00, lively music of the Finlandia Busking Society for the CONTRA DANCE! Ginger Alberti teaches and reviews the patterns of the dances for each dance. Pot-luck snacks at the break… so if you have time, bring something to share. Everyone welcome! $5 admission.

September 27 Monroe
Thursday September 27 at 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. lecture on “The French Pear: Lore & Legacy” about the French pear in Monroe county.
1 p.m. “Hunt for the Loup Garou” for kids & families Use clues to ‘hunt’ the Trading Post site for the elusive loup garou.

For reservations: 734 240 7780 (Free). Parking is at the Martha Barker Country Store museum, 3815 North Custer Road, Monroe.

September 29 Lake Linden
Saturday September 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MUSIC AT LAKE LINDEN FARMERS MARKET, Lake Linden Park, M-26, Lake Linden. French-Canadian songs by Maple Sugar Folk and fiddling by Laura Shilling. Bring a blanket and enjoy the goods and the music. The market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information on events in the Keewenaw Peninsula area, contact Dave Bezotte at or 906-370-4956.
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