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Norman Chief Memorial Dancers, photo by Red Works Photography

Norman Chief Memorial Dancers at Assiniboine Park

By Alan Greyeyes | July 27, 2022

Tags: Assiniboine Park | outreach

We're working with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy to bring a free night of Métis dance and country music to the Lyric Stage on Thursday, August 4. The high stepping Norman Chief Memorial Dancers are set to take the stage with the legendary North End Band at 7:00 pm and families from all backgrounds are invited to join us in Assiniboine Park for two hours of incredible entertainment.

sākihiwē festival x Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre
Norman Chief Memorial Dancers w/ The North End Band
Thursday, August 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Lyric Stage at Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, MB
Families welcome
Bring your own seating

The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers joined us for an episode of sākihiwē music Thursdays on April 28 and we're super excited to bring them back for an evening of entertainment in front of a live audience this summer.

About the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers
The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 by Sonny and Terri Delaronde in memory of the late Norman Chief, a Métis musician, singer, and entertainer. The group's primary purpose is to promote and develop community spirit through traditional style Métis music and dance. The team dances at fundraising events in Indigenous communities throughout Manitoba to further promote Métis culture and heritage.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.