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July 31st – August 2nd Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, Penetanguishene

Here is a brief outlook on what to expect at the Rendez-Vous Champlain. Please note that the times listed below are subject to change. Event information will be updated as details become available.

    5:00 pm – Procession of 400 years of Penetanguishene history
    6:00 pm – Community fish fry
    6:30 pm – Feast of the Three Sisters Gala
    9:00 pm – Francophone concert in the park

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Authentic displays and demonstrations
        Birch bark canoe building
        Documentary: Le Nouveau Monde de Champlain
        Fur trade demonstrations
        Aboriginal artisans
    10:00 am to 11:30 am – Opening Ceremonies
        Re-enactment of Champlain’s arrival with 20 birch bark canoes and over 150 actors in full-costume
        Presentations from dignitaries
        Speeches from the Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Blessing of the boats (Penetanguishene bay)
    11:30 am to 4:30 pm – Tours
        Guided tours with shuttle service (Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Discovery Harbour, Rotary Park)
        Boat Cruises
    11:30 am to 4:30 pm – Various performances
        Aboriginal dance group
        Francophone groups
        Aboriginal singers
    7:00 pm to 11:30 pm – Order of Good Cheer Concert
    8:00 pm to 10:30 – Historic Champlain Boat Cruise

Sunday’s programming mirrors Saturday with the exception of the opening ceremonies and the night concert.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Authentic displays and demonstrations
        Birch bark canoe building
        Fur trade demonstrations
        Aboriginal artisans
    9:30 am to 4:00 pm – Various francophone and aboriginal entertainment on the park stage
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm – Various historical tours

For info pertaining to Rendez-Vous Champlain programming, tickets, maps and more download the app “RVC Guide”.
Click here to learn more about the Rendez-Vous weekend.

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