Events

Historical Timeline - What happened in the 1885 North West Resistance?

  • March 26: Battle of Duck Lake
  • March 27: Fort Carlton abandoned
  • March 29: "Siege" of Battleford
  • April 2: Frog Lake Massacre
  • April 13: "Siege" of Fort Pitt
  • April 24: Battle of Fish Creek/Tourond's Coulee
  • May 2: Battle at Poundmaker Hill (aka Battle of Cut Knife Hill)
  • May 9: Battle of Batoche
  • May 15: Louis Riel surrenders; transported to Regina for trial
  • May 26: Poundmaker surrenders
  • May 28: Battle of Frenchman Butte
  • June 3: Battle at Steele Narrows/Loon Lake
  • July 29: Trial of Louis Riel begins
  • October 5-10: Trial of 7 in Battleford
  • November 16: Louis Riel's Hanging
  • November 27: Hangings at Fort Battleford 

2014 - Many events are now being planned for 2014.  Check back often! 

 
The Events Calendar will be updated as information about upcoming events becomes available.  Past events can be used as a guideline for upcoming events.  For more information or to have your event listed, please contact info@trailsof1885.com.

 

"125th Anniversary Commemmorative Events" - 2010

April 23:  "A Gathering at Tourond's Coulee" - Tourond's Coulee/Fish Creek National Historic Site  www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/sk/tourond/index.aspx
April 27: Original Humboldt Speaker Series - The North-West Rebellion 125 Years Later - Humboldt www.humboldtmuseum.ca
May 4: Original Humboldt Speaker Series - History of Original Humboldt - Humboldt SK www.humboldtmuseum.ca
May 11: Original Humboldt Speaker Series - Archaeological Discoveries at Original Humboldt - Humboldt SK  www.humboldtmuseum.ca
May 15: Commemoration Ceremony Honoring Metis Soldiers at The Battle of Batoche - St Antoine du Padu Cemetery, Batoche SK
June 1-5: History in the Hills - Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Elkwater AB  http://www.mhhs.ca/FNMI%20Education.php
June 2: The 1885 Rebellion - 125 Years Later at Cut Knife - Cut Knife Elks Theatre, Cut Knife SK
June 5: Community Launch of Prince Albert's Joining the Trails of 1885 -  Prince Albert SK  www.princealberttourism.com
June 7: The Hills are Alive Historic Red River Cart Trek - Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, SK
June 18: Commemoration of the Original Humboldt Dominion Telegraph Station - Humboldt SK  www.humboldtmuseum.ca
June 18: The Trial of Louis Riel - Humboldt SK  www.humboldtmuseum.ca
June 18: Red Cross Flag Re-Dedication - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
June 19: National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - 13km South of Smoky Lake AB  www.metiscrossing.com
June 20: National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Fort Carlton Provincial Park, SK  ww.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
June 21: National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
June 21: National Aboriginal Day Celebrations - Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre, Duck Lake SK  www.dlric.org
June 22: I Knew Two Metis Women and The Metis: A Visual History Book Launch - Central Urban Metis Federation Inc., Saskatoon SK
June 25: 125th Commemoration Ceremony - Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre, Duck Lake, SK  www.dlric.org
June 25: Commemorative Cabaret - Duck Lake SK  www.dlric.org
June 26: Commemoration Music Festival - Duck Lake SK  www.dlric.org
June 27th - "The Trial of Louis Riel"  - Belle-A-Drome, Duck Lake SK  www.rielcoproductions.com
June 28-July 4: Poundmaker Cree Nation 125th Commemoration - Poundmaker Cree Nation, Cutknife SK
July 1: Fort Carlton Provincial Park 200th Birthday Celebration - Fort Carlton Provincial Park  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
July 1: RCMP Sunset Ceremony - "Depot" Division, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 2: Re-enactment “Battle at Poundmaker Hill” - Poundmaker Cree Nation (west of Fort Battleford, SK)
July 2–4: Fransaskois Festival - Batoche SK  www.backtobatoche.ca
July 3: The Story of the Saskatoon Field Hospital - The Marr Residence, Saskatoon SK  www.meewasin.com/education/marr/
July 4: Special Lecture - RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 4: RCMP Academy Open House - "Depot" Division, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 5: The Fort Walsh & Fort Battl­eford Experience - RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 5: Special Lecture on Cypress Hills Massacre - RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 6: Special Lecture on the Old Fort Trail - RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 6: Sunset Retreat Ceremony Celebrating "Depot's" 125th Anniversary - "Depot" Division, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
July 10: Discover the East Village - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
July 10: Fort Pitt Provincial Park Re-dedication Ceremony - Fort Pitt Provincial Park  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortPitt
July 14-16: The Trial of Louis Riel - Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK  www.rielcoproductions.com
July 17: "Discover the East Village" - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
July 17: Parks Day - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
July 18: Celebrating “Fur Trading Days” - Fort Carlton Provincial Park, SK  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
July 17: Saskatchewan Landing Metis Day - Saskatchewan Landing, SK
July 21-23: The Trial of Louis Riel - Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK  www.rielcoproductions.com                     
July 18–25:
 “Back to Batoche” Days - Back to Batoche grounds, Batoche SK  www.backtobatoche.ca
July 24-25:  Metis Crossing Music Jamboree - Located along the North Saskatchewan River - 13km South of Smoky Lake AB  www.metiscrossing.com
July 28-30: The Trial of Louis Riel - Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK  www.rielcoproductions.com
July 30: I Knew Louis Riel - a reading by John Huston - The Marr Residence, 326 11th Street East, Saskatoon SK
www.meewasin.com/education/marr/
July 31: "Discover the East Village"  - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
August 1: Trading Reenactment with Gordon Tootoosis - Fort Carlton Provincial Park  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
August 3: RCMP Sunset Ceremony - "Depot" Division, 5600 11th Avenue, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
August 7: "Discover the East Village" -Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
August 8: Fiddles, Pipes & Drums - Fort Carlton Provincial Park  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
August 8:  Frenchman Butte "1885" Museum Day - Frenchamn Butte, SK  www.frenchmanbuttemuseum.ca
August 10: RCMP Sunset Ceremony - "Depot" Division, 5600 11th Avenue, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
August 14: "Discover the East Village" - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
August 14: The “Siege of Battleford” - Fort Battleford National Historic Site, Battleford SK  www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/sk/battleford/index.aspx
August 14: Poundmaker Historic wagon trek & ride to Fort Battleford
August 17: RCMP Sunset Ceremony - "Depot" Division, 5600 11th Avenue, Regina SK  www.rcmpheritagecentre.com
August 21: "Discover the East Village" - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche SK  www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche.aspx
August 28-29:  Metis Crossing Voyage 2010 - Located along the North Saskatchewan River - 13km South of Smoky Lake AB www.metiscrossing.com
August 29-September 4: Sam Steele Scouts re-enactment ride - www.frenchmanbuttemuseum.ca or www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/fortpitt
September 3: Steele Scouts arrive at Fort Pitt
September 4: Steele Scouts 1885 Dinner and Dance - Frenchman Butte SK  www.frenchmanbuttemuseum.ca
September 4: Candles, Stars & Stories - Fort Carlton Provincial Park SK  www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
September 5: Batoche 1885 - 2010 - The Marr Residence, 326 11th Street East, Saskatoon SK
September 7-9: 1885 All Nations Gathering - Prince Albert Exhibition (outdoor site), Prince Albert SK  www.princealberttourism.com
September 7-9: 1885 Indigeneous Cultural Olympics - Prince Albert Exhibition Centre, Prince Albert SK
September 25-26:  SK Archaeological Society 29th Annual Bus Tour of Battlefords and Cut Knife Area  www.saskarchsoc.ca
November 12: The Trial of Louis Riel - Regina Performing Arts Theatre, Regina SK  www.rielcoproductions.com
November 16: Louis Riel - Hero or Traitor?  - Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street , Winnipeg MB
November 24: I Knew Louis Riel - The Marr Residence, 326 - 11th Street East, Saskatoon SK

 

 

   

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