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Our cities youth seemed to enjoy learning about the heritage of our city, province, and country on Saturday for Heritage Day.  The family-friendly event inside the Western Development Museum featured Canadian short films, activities, crafts, and demonstrations. 

The demonstration that seemed to attract the most attention from the youth was the hand spinning demonstration that young Justin Heilman said was his favorite. "The yarn looks so soft. I just want to hug it," he said. 

hand spinning.jpgJack Heilman and his mom check out the hand spinning demonstration inside the Western Development Museum.

hand spinning3.jpgThe soft yarn seemed to be very popular among the kids.

The Southern Plains Metis Local 160 was also there to "reach, teach and unite," as their President Lavern Trudel shared. Trudel says there are approximately 1,300 metis people living in Moose Jaw but unfortunately he says some are still hesitant to share their Metis heritage. 

13-year old Jack Heilman isn't shy to share his. Jack attended Heritage Day with his family to learn more about his families long history of being Metis. "My great grandpa was Metis and my father said that we should come down here today and see what's going on," he said. "We learned at the hand-spinning booth how they would knit sweaters." 

metis 2.jpgLavern Trudel of the Southern Plains Metis Local 160, says it's surprising how many Metis people in Moose Jaw don't let on that they are Metis.

metis 3.jpgJack and Justin Heilman came to Heritage Day with their family to learn more about their Metis heritage.

You can take a look at a number of pictures from Heritage Day on the WDM's Facebook Page

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