Photos: Celebrating Billie Bouchie Day

Carolyne Blanchet and her donkey compete in Stick-Horse-nopoly during the third annual Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo
Claudia Vogt plays Stick-Horse-nopoly during the Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo
JJ Lavallee performs during the Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations. Lindsay Chung photo
Magician Jesaja Class gets help from a volunteer during his magic show at the third annual Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo
The North Cariboo Metis Jiggers dance during the third annual Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo
Stick-Horse-nopoly was a lot of fun — for both participants and spectators — during the third annual Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo
Painting rocks was one of the great children’s activities at the Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations. Lindsay Chung photo
The North Cariboo Metis Jiggers dance during the third annual Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations May 25 at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. Lindsay Chung photo

Performances by Metis dancers, pack horse demonstrations and a stick horse poker ride are just some of the fun and informative activities that took place at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds Saturday, May 25 as the community celebrated Billie Bouchie Day.

May 27, 2019 marks 117 years since Lizette and William Boucher (Billie Bouchie) pre-empted 320 acres of land in the area thereby becoming Bouchie Lake’s first permanent settlers. This is the third year the Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society has organized an event to mark Billie Bouchie Day, which focuses on coming together through celebrating the community’s history, with an emphasis on the contribution that the Metis, First Nations and early settlers made to the development of the region.

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