You are invited!
The Lac La Biche Museum and Discovery Centre invites you to come to our Annual Portage La Biche Rendezvous on June 16, 17 & 18, 2017. Our Rendezvous is a historical re-enactment commemorating Lac La Biche’s history and role in the fur trade. The planned paddle route takes you from the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site to McArthur Beach in the town of Lac La Biche; with the potential to extend it to Churchill Island and back for more experienced paddlers. Once arriving on shore we have exhibits and voyageur games planned. On June 18th, we plan morning races and other fun activities.
Registration for the event is $50 registration fee per paddler, with a $100 deposit for your team. This includes 4 meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday, free camping on site, Saturday evening entertainment, and mementos of the event.
We look forward to you joining us!
For more information registration forms please call me at 780 623-1727 or e-mail
Thank you and Happy Canada 150.
Rosalie (Rose ) Nicholls
Public Relations Officer
Portage La Biche Rendezvous
June 16, 17 & 18, 2017
Lac La Biche, AB.
Friday, June 16 Set-up camp at McArthur Place Beach
Saturday, June 17 Meet at Lac La Biche Mission early morning.
8:00 A.M. Pancake Breakfast at LLB Mission
9:30 A.M. Departure Ceremony:
* Bagpiper Milt McCrea leading Voyageurs to the waters of Lac La Biche.
* Edmonton House Brigade, Black Powder Send-off
10:00 A.M. Voyageur Teams Launch Canoes at LLB Mission
12:30 P.M. Arrival Ceremony/Charge Beach at McArthur Place Beach
1:00 P.M. Lunch (Bannock & Stew)
2:15 P.M. Voyageur Games:
* Flour Sack Carry
* Cream Can carry
* Leg Wrestling
* Skillet Throwing
* Log Toss
* Tug of War
12:00 P.M Displays, Exhibits, Craft Sales and Competitions
* Craft making sessions, Birch Bark & Beading
* Fur display
* Survey demo
* Spinning wheel demo
* Finger weaving Metis Sashes
* Metis Made Capotes
* LLB Canadian Native Friendship Centre
* Bannock making competition
* Best Traditional Camp dating back to 1850
* Best Dressed Voyageur
* Best Dressed Metis and First Nation Regalia
6:00 P.M. BBQ and Jam Session to follow.
Sunday, June 18
8:00 A.M Continental Breakfast at McArthur Place Beach
11:00 A.M. Canoe Races at McArthur Place Beach
* Ladies and Jr. Voyageur and Tandem
* Challenges: Corporate/Institutions
* Open mixed team Voyageur/Tandem
12:00 P.M. Closing Ceremonies
* Tally Scores
* Final Scores
* Recognition Presentations
12:00 – 3:00 P.M. Antique Show and Shine (LLB Antique Society)
Artifact displays & Demonstration with their concession