National Aboriginal Day at St. Eugene Mission

On June 19, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. St. Eugene Resort, near Cranbrook, is proud to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people of Canada.

Fisher Peak towering in the distance, the Kootenay River tumbling nearby and surrounding prairie grasslands provide a dramatic setting for this daylong event. Starting at 10:00 am, a variety of colourful, entertaining and informative events will delight participants of all ages. Learn more about the Ktunaxa culture through story-telling and dance presentations. Watch a basket weaving demonstration or the raising of a tipi. Take a tour of the Red Brick School or observe an archaeological dig. Aboriginal games will take place throughout the day. Savour the aromas and tastes of traditional fry bread, which along with a barbeque, will be available for a fee.

This day is an opportunity for Aboriginal groups to showcase and share their diverse cultural heritage. It is a great opportunity for all Canadians to learn about the traditions and outstanding contributions of Aboriginal peoples across this country.

To get into the spirit of things, the Purcell Grill located at the Golf Resort features a celebration of aboriginal cuisine. Join Guest Chef Rob Brown as he prepares dishes such as candied salmon and smoked bison ribeye steak.

Chief Isadore's Day (June 19)

8:30 am   Pancake breakfast

9:30 am Opening ceremonies (St. Eugene Resort)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cultural activities storytelling, regalia making and an interactive art demonstration with a local Ktunaxa artist.

3:30 pm Chili, Stew and Fry bread cook-off!

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Event Dates

6/19/2015 – 6/19/2015

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

An event for the whole family.

Type of Festival

National or Local Holiday Festival

Event Setting

This event will take place at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino located near Cranbrook, British Columbia. It's only five minutes from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook), ten minutes north of the City of Cranbrook and just 20 minutes south of Kimberley. Cranbrook, the regional centre for the Kootenay Rockies, is only 60 kilometres (40 mi) from the USA/Canada border, and approximately 120 km (75 mi) from the Alberta border.

Driving Directions

From Cranbrook, head north on Highway 95A for approximately 1.8 km, turn right at Mission Rd and proceed for 5.2 km to the Resort.

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