Students learn basic Métis dancing from Eloi Homier from Vancouver dance company V’ni Dansi at the Chilliwack school district’s first ever Winter Carnival on Feb. 7, 2020 at Chilliwack middle school and Chilliwack secondary school. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: First ever Winter Carnival in Chilliwack school district

French immersion students join others at CMS and CSS for celebration of French culture

French immersion students from across the school district came together on Friday for the first ever Winter Carnival in Chilliwack.

Winter Carnival is an annual tradition in Quebec celebrating French culture.

Students came together for events at Chilliwack secondary school and Chilliwack middle school all-day long on Feb. 7, 2020.

There was a traditional Bonhomme greeting the kids, baking to purchase, crafts, and a visit from The Maple Man who teaches about the history of maple syrup.

Métis dancer Eloi Homier and fiddler Mike Sanyshyn also entertained the kids but also taught the basics of Métis dancing.

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Students learn basic Métis dancing from Eloi Homier from Vancouver dance company V’ni Dansi at the Chilliwack school district’s first ever Winter Carnival on Feb. 7, 2020 at Chilliwack middle school and Chilliwack secondary school. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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