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Traditional Jigging Competition and Family Dance!

Everyone is welcome to join in or to come watch and root for our competitors.

Get jiggy with us at Métis Cultural Days

Join us on Friday, September 8th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for our jigging competition and family dance! (Saskatoon Western Development Museum)

The registration desk opens at 4:00 pm and closes at 6:00 pm for new registration and preregistered competitors.

The registration desk is located by the Saskatchewan Hall, at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum.

Join our MCs, Cal Arcand & John Lagimodiere as we listen to live entertainment from Nite LIfe, JJ Lavallee, and the Qu'Appelle Valley Dancers.

Then our competition starts at 6:00 pm and a family dance follows the competition!

Everyone is welcome to join in or to come to watch and root for their favourite competitors.

*Please note: Paid dance groups performing at the Metis Cultural Days may only compete at the Championship Level.

Jigging Rules & Categories & Prize Amounts

The Competition is a skill-based competition and is open to all skill levels. No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition or to win a prize. Registration to only one category. Jigging (Red River Jig) Competition, will be judged on the following criteria: Interpretation and reflection of jigging (Red River Jig) tradition, timing, creativity and attitude.

A point will be deducted if the entrant in the Jigging Competition is not wearing shoes. (Clickers are NOT allowed).

*Please note: Paid dance groups performing at the Metis Cultural Days may only compete in the Championship Level.

There will be a panel of 3 judges, all judging decisions are final and binding and not subject to review or appeal.
Under 5 years (Co-Ed)
Mini Metis
  • 2 Changes
  • ~ Traditional Red River Jig~
  • Participation-$20.00
    All little jiggers will receive a monetary gift
    for participating. Maximum 16 participants
6-12 Years (Co-Ed)

Junior
  • 3 Changes
  • ~ Traditional Red River Jig~
  • 1st place- $100.00
    2nd place-$75.00
    3rd place-$50.00
13-17 Years (Co-Ed)
Youth
  • 3 Changes
  • ~ Traditional Red River Jig~
  • 1st place-$ 150.00
    2nd place-$100.00
    3rd place-$75.00
18-49 (Co-Ed)
Adult
  • 3 Changes
  • ~ Traditional Red River Jig~
  • 1st place-$500.00
    2nd place-$300.00
    3rd place-$200.00
50 + Years (Co-Ed)

Seniors
  • 2 Changes
  • ~ Traditional Red River Jig~
  • 1st place-$500.00
    2nd place-$300.00
    3rd place-$200.00
18 + (Co-Ed)
Championship
  • 4 Changes
  • ~ Mix Traditional/Contemporary Red River Jig~
  • 1st place-$550.00
    2nd place-$450.00
    3rd place-$350.00
VIRTUAL ART AUCTION

Art Auction and Dinner Fundraiser

Purchase your tickets today!
Stay tuned for the list of artists and images of their artwork to be auctioned!

In the spirit of reconciliation.

The Métis Cultural Days will play host to community participation, awareness and engagement in Métis Arts, Culture and History.