Air rifles, hatchets, sling shots - on the waterfront (video)Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Participants of all ages took part in the Métis Voyageur Games at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion on Monday.
The proceedings featured athletic skill events representing the historic activities of Métis Voyageurs during the fur trade era.
Specific components included air rifle, hatchet throw, pole carry and sling shot.
Those present also enjoyed demonstrations of traditional dancing and children's games.
Crews from Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) were on hand to film the goings-in for national broadcast on a new show called Warrior Games.
The Games were part of the the five-day program for the Métis Nation of Ontario's 19th annual General Assembly being held in Sault Ste. Marie.