The event was officially launched with a flag raising, which I have a nice little video of but WordPress insists on playing it upside down…I wont torment you with that.
The event was then blessed in traditional aboriginal fashion. The video is fairly long (but up side up). I found the music very moving! Much more powerful in person than on video.
The event being celebrated featured the local aboriginal tribes and the Scottish settlers so some Scottish music was shared as well. I find the pipes moving as well! But that is just my Scottish blood speaking! This video has the still sideways but it in fact plays upside up! Sigh!
The Seven Oaks House Museum hosted an event in horror of the first treaty signed in Manitoba. (July 18, 1817). Members of the Manitoba Living History group hosted a reenactment. My groups member, Lottie, is also a member of MLH and she was there in action! Front and back view of her ensemble.
There were some displays with my favorites being the spinning display…
…and the gun and military jackets. This jacket is a replica of the one that would have been worn by Capt. Miles Macdonell, first governor of the Red River Settlement.
I loved the animal displays as well! Who doesn’t!
There was a camp display.
There were some stunning representations of clothing and of key players of the time in the event.
Isn’t this cute!
The event featured a parade with a flag raising and an offering from the aboriginal members of the event. I hope to get the videos playing upside up in my next post.
Then there was a reenactment of the treaty signing and gift exchange.
My understanding of this treaty was the original signers did a fairly good job of honoring it…but the next generation did not. And Canada is still struggling to reconcile and start clearing up the mess that was made of broken promise after broken promise.
As a blog filler I thought I’d share some of the scenic shots I took while on our last photo shoot. I think my phone takes pretty good pictures … for a phone. My third favorite:
And most favorite:
Hope this works…. A game of Graces.
A game of hula-hoops
A game of button spinny thingy(?)
In spite of my procrastination on Saturday, I did manage to get my crap together and was prepared for my outing on Sunday. We went to Birds Hill Park for a photo shoot at the old Kudlowich Farmstead.
It was built in the 1930’s but has crumbled to the point of “looking the part” for our purposes.
I wore 1840’s, Shirley wore 1850’s and Lottie wore 1860’s.
A nosy neighbor shot…
Then we went to the barn.
The path between the barn and the house made for some nice shots.
After the photoshoot, when went to the picnic areas.
Shirley got her birthday gift.
And Lottie got her REALLY LATE Christmas gift!
Then we played games before heading home.
It is Saturday night before a costume event and I can’t get my butt off the couch and get things organized (lunch made, picnic basket emptied of UFO knitting so I can get the lunch packed in it, petticoat hooks checked, costume pieces gathered and ironed….)
I’m too tired.
I was out on an outing with my seniors on Friday. It was a fun but tiring trip to the park.
Followed by a wild night of tummy troubles for me and the dawning conclusion that puppy may not be feeling well herself (vet booked for Monday). Crap crap expensive crap.
On top of all that, I watched my kid start moving his junk out of my house into his fiancés home (which he will be moving into at the end of the month after his wedding). I’m feeling nostalgic. (Cried at home movies last night because I missed my babies).
So, is it my fault that I am procrastinating by writing a blog post about procrastinating? Tomorrow I will be writing about how much fun I had but I’m tired because I was up at 6:00 am trying to get everything done…. Oh stupid me….
I have a new cabinet card that I may have chosen to pass up because of the damage.
Someone has, clearly, taken scissors to it to get it into a frame or album and at some point it got folded. But their faces are still clear. And the part that I go for…the clothes…are still visible. They have big 90’s sleeves with massive collars. The dresses appear to match. I’m thinking these are sisters. And their names my be…
…Emma and Bertie. (I like to imagine that the younger girl visited her older sister. In honor of the occasion, the older sister made matching dresses and arranged for pictures. After the younger girl went home, the older one picked up the pictures and inscribed the above message before sending it to her sister.) It was this personal info (and reasonable price) that convinced me to buy it. FYI Gananoque is in Ontario.