With an open invite for the public to attend, Kootenay South Métis will be raising the Métis flag at Trail City Hall on Wednesday.
This is the 10th year the society will be raising the Métis flag on Nov. 16 in recognition of Louis Riel — Riel was executed on this date in 1885 — and the day recognizes the contribution of Métis people to British Columbia.
After the pandemic quashed the community event for the past two years, on Wednesday, Kootenay Columbia students will be bused to city hall to join society members and people from Trail and neighbouring towns, beginning at 10 a.m.
This year the society is also readying for the return of another tradition after a two-year hiatus — cooking and serving a community banquet to members and guests on Sunday, Nov. 20. The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Trail Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m.