Celebrating Louis Riel Day in Chilliwack

Members of the Chilliwack Métis Association celebrated Louis Riel Day with traditional dancing and music, and the raising of the Métis flag.

Maddy McCallum dances as Keith Hill (left) plays the fiddle during a traditional Métis music and dance demo at City Hall on Monday.

Members of the Chilliwack Métis Association and fellow supporters were at City Hall Monday morning to celebrate Louis Riel Day.

Maddy McCallum performed traditional Métis dancing to the fiddle music of Keith Hill during a demo that day. She then showed Mayor Sharon Gaetz and a small group of children a few dance steps.

The ceremony ended with the annual raising of the Métis flag outside City Hall with help from Chilliwack Métis Association member Don Ross (below).