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Cloverdale event to celebrate Métis heritage

Museum of Surrey to host ‘Métis: Children of the Fur Trade’ April 13
Children dance at the 2023 event “Métis Children of the Fur Trade” held at the Museum of Surrey. The annual event returns to the museum on April 13. (Photo submitted: Museum of Surrey)

A mini-festival celebrating Métis culture is returning to Cloverdale.

The Museum of Surrey will once again host “Métis: Children of the Fur Trade.” This year, the annual event will be held Saturday, April 13, from 12 to 4 p.m.

“There is a vibrant Métis population living in the City of Surrey,” said Lynn Saffery, museum Manager. “Staff and volunteers love hosting this annual event, where visitors have the opportunity to increase their understanding and learn about the rich heritage of the Métis, one of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.”

The event is being held in partnership with the Delta Métis Association.

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According to a press release, staff at the museum are encouraging people to visit and “enjoy stories and performances about the rich and diverse Métis heritage with an engaging exploration of both current and historical traditions.”

There will be a variety of Métis-focussed activities at the museum that day. Métis Bev Dance Group will teach traditional jigging, V’ni Dansi and Waceya Dance Troupe will perform, and there will be crafting areas.

There will also be several vendors on hand offering both food and goods that “reflect Métis craftsmanship and heritage.”

Entrance is free. To find out more info, contact the museum at 604-592-6956, or, or visit

The Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue in Cloverdale.

Malin Jordan

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Malin is the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter.
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