Métis heritage, fiddling, and jigging to be featured at Cambrian College

Posted on Wednesday November 11, 2015

SUDBURY – On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Cambrian College’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services is hosting a celebration of Métis culture and heritage in the Student Life Centre at the College’s Barrydowne campus. The event is planned in honour of Louis Riel Day, which is Nov. 16.

Dance and live music, including traditional fast fiddling, jigging, and broom dancing, will be featured at the cultural event, led by Sudbury Métis Council Senator Cecile Coutu, who is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

“This is a great occasion for our students to engage in Métis culture and to be part of the music and dance that’s a really fun form of cultural expression,” explained Ryan Linklater-Wong, who hails from Moosonee and is the Aboriginal Engagement Officer at Cambrian College.

“Jigging was part of my family tradition growing up, and some students who will be performing have danced before, but we’re also rehearsing with people who are totally new to it, and they’re jumping right in. This is exactly what we had hoped for, because learning about culture and staying connected to your cultural identity is an important part of your experience in college,” Linklater-Wong continued.

The festivities begin with a free lunch in the Student Life Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Music and dance will begin at 12:30 p.m. The festivities are open to all.

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Media contacts:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
705-566-8101, ext. 6375

Rick Ouellet
Director, Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services
705-566-8101, ext. 7653


Cambrian College honours six exceptional alumni, one distinguished donor

Posted on Monday November 9, 2015
Cambrian College’s 2015 Premier’s Awards nominees include: Brian Bigger, Abbas Homayed and Richard Joly (pictured). Fellow nominees include Nicole Godwin, Suzanne Corbeil, and Scott Savarie.

SUDBURY - On November 5, Cambrian College President Bill Best and members of the Cambrian community celebrated an exceptional group of alumni and a distinguished donor.

The six alumni are Cambrian’s 2015 nominees for the Colleges …

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