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Louis Riel Day Celebration

Louis Riel Day Celebration

We're very proud to announce that V'ni Dansi will once again be returning for the 17th annual Louis Riel Day celebration! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Annex Theatre. Join us for an event filled with dance, culture and fun for the whole family.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Maria Campbell won't be able to join us this year. However, we are very fortunate to have the the honour of welcoming Bruce Sinclair and Winston Wuttunee as our guest artists! Be sure to come down and help us in celebrating the history of the great Métis leader of the Red River Resistance. 

Winston Wuttunee is a household name in the Canadian Music industry since 1973, Aboriginal entertainer Winston Wuttunee has wowed audiences across North America as well as Europe and Australia as a singer, keynote speaker, and comedian. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Winston is fluent in Cree, English, French, and has working knowledge of German. He has appeared in hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews, on national television, on radio, and in three movies. In 2002, he became a Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, an honour bestowed upon him by the Annual Aboriginal Awards.

 Bruce Sinclair is a Métis theatre artist, teacher, student of the nehiyawewin (Cree) and Michif languages and is currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bruce formed an artistic entity, miyoteh performance that will develop and produce works based on working with Indigenous artists, youth, elders, the nehiyawewin/michif languages as well as artistic collaborations with diverse communities. Bruce teaches drama at the University of Saskatchewan to SUNTEP/ITEP students, acts, directs, writes plays and stories, and strives to merge artistic practice with life.


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Aside from their performances at the Louis Riel Day celebration, both Winston and Bruce will be doing workshops open to the general public at no cost.

  • Winston will do a music and comedy workshop on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the KW Studios, Production Studio (10 – 111 West Hastings St).
  • Bruce will do a Métis storytelling workshop on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. at the KW Studios, Atrium Studio (10 – 111 West Hastings St). Participants will engage in drama exercises and share stories together 'mamâwi âcimowak'. Be prepared to have fun, dance, laugh, sweat and to let your spirit free.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at



Louis Riel Day is generously supported by:

  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canadian Heritage
  • BC Arts Council
  • BC Gaming
  • City of Vancouver
  • Hamber Foundation
  • BC Métis Federation


Photos by Chris Randle

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Métis Traditional & Contemporary Dance
PO Box 95071 Kingsgate
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8