Culture & Events — 28 June 2017
Aboriginal Day in Dryden

Scenes from National Aboriginal Day festivities at Dryden Memorial Arena, June 21. Above left: Young Migisi Sahgaigan fiddlers Spirit Kavanaugh-Hourie (Gr. 3), Casey Gardener (Gr. 5) and Lindy Gardner (Gr. 2) stole the show with some impressive fiddling skills which they’ve been developing since kindergarten under the tutelage of Winnipeg musician Clint Dutiaume who travels to regional First Nations to provide music lessons.          Photos by Chris Marchand

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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