Flying Canoë Volant #YEG

In the Mill Creek Ravine of Edmonton, a special cultural celebration took place the first week of March 2021. The Flying Canoë Volant is a festival inspired by a tale that highlights cultures of the French Canadians, Métis, and First Nations. This tale is the story of woodcutters that wanted to visit their loved ones. The only way they could see them in their far away location and be back the next day for work was to fly on a canoe. They made a deal with the devil for a magical flying canoe, but in return they could not swear or touch the cross of church steeples along the way. Will they make it back home…? You can find out by reading a version of this tale, La Chasse-galerie, written by Honoré Beaugrand in 1892. Several Multilingual Families Lab members joined this celebration of local history and cultures in an enchanted winter environment where safety measures were a priority. 

Published by Multilingual Families Lab

The focus of the Multilingual Families Lab is to study the development of bilingual children and their families.

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