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Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations -- 3rd Annual

Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Events


Where:

Bouchie Lake Recreation Centre
1975 Centennial Road
Bouchie Lake

Description:

The event’s focus will be on coming together through celebrating our community’s history with an emphasis on the contribution that the Métis, First Nations and early settlers made to the development of the region.

May 27, 2019 marks the 117th year since Lizette Allard Boucher and William Boucher (“Billie Bouchie”) pre-empted 320 acres of land in the area thereby becoming Bouchie Lake’s first permanent settlers. Travel into our community was by way of the Collins Overland Telegraph Trail which is now the Blackwater Road. A celebration like what is proposed is especially fitting as Billie and Lizette Boucher were both Métis. Billie’s father was Jean Baptiste Boucher who accompanied Simon Fraser on his expedition of the river that now bears his name. Jean Baptiste was also known as “Waccan” (watchman) to the local First Nations thereby explaining “Waccan Road” on Bouchie Lake.

We look forward to celebrating with you!