Louis Riel Day celebrations will be taking place throughout the Parkland this coming weekend, hosted by the Northwest Métis Council.
Festivities begin, Friday in Winnipegosis with a barbecue and coffee house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winnipegosis Youth Centre.
On Saturday, the Ste. Rose Local will host free skating at the Ste. Rose Arena, entertainment and a cribbage tournament from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ste. Rose Curling Rink.
The Manitoba House Local will host a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon and a bannock making contest, swoosh races, leg wrestling, baked bean contest and crib tournament at the Kinosota Community Centre from noon to 4 p.m.
The Shell River Local in Boggy Creek will host entertainment and a bingo from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shell River Métis Centre.
The festivities continue on Sunday in Crane River, where the Crane River Local will host a canteen, free merchandise bingo and best dressed Métis attire contest from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maurice Morrisseau Memorial Hall.
On Louis Riel Day, Fort Dauphin Museum, in partnership with the Northwest Métis Council, will host a day featuring tug of war, a hotdog lunch, snow shoeing, dog sled rides and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.
Meanwhile in Roblin, there will be an open mic, as well as entertainment by Tequila Creek, dancing and socializing at the Roblin Life and Arts Centre from noon to 4 p.m., hosted by the Roblin Métis Local.
And in Duck Bay, the Duck Bay Local will play host to entertainment, cribbage and rummy tournaments, a poker derby and ghost riders, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a free stew and bannock dinner at 5 p.m. This all takes place at the Duck Bay Community Hall.