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Celebrate Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi this Summer

Celebrate Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi this Summer

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For 3000 years Aboriginal Persons have been contributing culture and spirit to the Miramichi region. Join us in celebrating Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi this summer.

June 30 – July 1
Join Roger Augustine on the Waterford Green as he leads aboriginal and non aboriginal fishermen alike in a celebration of peace and spirit at the Fishermen’s Powwow

Fishermen Pow Wow

July 14 – 17
Enjoy the sunrise, see traditional dancing or enjoy the magnificent fireworks display at the Natoagneg (Eel Ground) PowWow this summer.
http://www.eelgroundfirstnation.ca/other/eel-ground-powwow

July 26 – 30
Support young aboriginal athletes at the NB Indian Summer Games to be held in Eel Ground First Nation
http://www.eelgroundfirstnation.ca/event/nb-indian-summer-games

July 29 – 31
Experience thousands of years of tradition at the Metepenagiag First Nation PowWow where you will find local handicrafts and observe oral traditions.

August 19-21
Immerse yourself in Aboriginal traditions of teaching, learning, singing, dancing, feasting, sharing and healing at the Burnt Church PowWow

Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation Powwow 2015

Canada’s Irish Festival

Canada’s Irish Festival

July 14th – 17th, 2016 People can’t stop talking about what a success the 2015 festival was! Big crowds, awesome entertainment, sunny sunshine, and attractions to please the entire family. The Irish Festival committee can’t wait to do it again this year! Every year, thousands of people gather on the Miramichi for jam-packed weekend ofContinue Reading

The 58th Miramichi Folksong Festival – July 31st – August 5th 2016

The 58th Miramichi Folksong Festival – July 31st – August 5th 2016

Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival The 59th Miramichi Folksong Festival July 31st – August 5th 2016 Beaverbrook Kin Centre, 100 Newcastle Blvd. A musical week of celebration in song, dance, fiddles, Gospel Concert, New Brunswick Day Breakfast and noon luncheons with live music, children’s Show, Fiddle Workshop, Folk feast and fun which includes, noon lunch,Continue Reading

Napan Agricultural Show – August 10 – 13, 2017

Napan Agricultural Show – August 10 – 13, 2017

The 26th Annual Napan Agricultural Show is August 10th – 13th 2017.  Each year, the organizers work together to promote agriculture and community living to the Miramichi and surrounding areas, through competitions, displays and volunteerism. Some of the highlights for this year’s show include: Ultimate Supreme Draft Horse Qualifying Show Wild ‘n Woolly (Kids Events)Continue Reading

Miramichi Scottish Festival – August 19th – 21st, 2016

Miramichi Scottish Festival – August 19th – 21st, 2016

Kilt: It’s what happened to the last person who called it a skirt Join us in celebrating Scottish culture on the Miramichi. There will be traditional Scottish music (who doesn’t love the bag pipes?), traditional dishes, vendors, celidh, and dancing. For the full schedule, see below: 19 August: The Tartan Banquet and Awards night willContinue Reading

Arts and Culture

Music festivals, authentic powwows as well as an array of historical cultural celebrations, Miramichi is known for its unique and thriving arts and culture community. Whether you’re sipping cedar tea while visiting a 3,000 year old village, paddling a Voygeur canoe down the river, or listening to songs and stories rooted in folklore, the Miramichi offers aContinue Reading

White Gold Dinner/Concert – Feb 7th/2016

White Gold Dinner/Concert – Feb 7th/2016

The White Gold Dinner/Concert will be held on February 7th, 2016 at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre.  This year the special guest will be Leander Mendoza from Halifax, NS.  Local entertainment will be provided by Bob McCallum, Jimmy Lawlor, Jack Wilson, Ian & Margaret Craig-Mary, and Shannon & Susan Butler.  Tickets are $35 each by reservation,Continue Reading

Courage in the Storm: A Tale of William Davidson – November 20th

Courage in the Storm: A Tale of William Davidson – November 20th

       This past April, as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations for William Davidson, hundreds gathered to witness the drama of his courage in the face of many trials and his success in establishing the first English-speaking settlement in the region.  Such was the popularity of that theatrical performance that the Miramichi HighlandContinue Reading

Documentary – “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” – Airing on Television for first time

Documentary – “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” – Airing on Television for first time

          “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” is a 28 minute documentary that recounts the story of the 1959 Escuminac Disaster.  This documentary that was produced by the Miramichi River Tourism Association screened in the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, as well as the 2014 Silver Wave Film Festival inContinue Reading

Remembering Elvis – August 29th 2015

Remembering Elvis – August 29th 2015

If you never saw Elvis live, this is as close as it gets! Relive the full Elvis experience on August 29th at 7:30pm at Carrefour Beausoleil! Performed by Thane Dunn this is will be an evening to remember!  Advance tickets on sale at Brookdale Flower Shop, and Newcastle Farmers Market OR: Contact Susan Butler atContinue Reading