Battle River Water Ceremony

“Ceremony, Celebration and Learning”

June 5 and 6, 2015 


Bend in the River Maskwacis, photo by Judy Louis
Battle River - July Louis Photo
Completing this cycle of
Battle River Water Ceremony
2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015


Friday, June 5
Due to low water levels of the river,

the canoe trip is cancelled. However, you are welcome to spend time at and with the river.
Roy and Judy welcome you to other morning events at
Bend in the River.
4:00 pm: Teepee Raising
Learn the customary values and ways.
Place: Bend in the River, Directions below.
To Register and for more information, call
Battle River Watershed Alliance: 780/672-0276
Saturday, June 6
10:00 am. Water Ceremony with Elders

Followed by: Learning/Education
Introduction of Elders and Dignitaries
Emphasis on Children
Guest Speaker: Dr. Russell Schnell, Castor
(Nobel Prize co-holder for his work on air quality)
Celebration Potluck Lunch
Give Away – Please bring items to give away
Place: Bend in the River, Directions below.

Water – Land – Air – Fire

ALL is pleased to announce a group of Australian Aboriginal and representatives are joining Battle River Water Ceremony this year.

Bend in the River: Directions to the site of Louis’ home

From Maskwacisgo east 6 miles. You will know you have reached the correct corner as you will see a large power transformer on power poles at the intersection where there is also a ball diamond backstop where you turn north. If you cross the bridge, you have gone too far.

From highway 21 and 611: We are about 20 km on 611, cross the Battle River Bridge and turn north at the full intersection (RR 235 – not marked).
Then: Go north about 1.5 miles or count 6 approaches on their right hand side (east side). Our driveway is 1 km and many think it is a country road, but not. You will see 2 houses along our driveway on the left and right side, go past them and then you will see a home at the corner, follow our driveway that goes north. Just keep going. You will see the ‘white house’ and the river is to your right.  Basically we are 6 miles east on 611 and 6 driveways north. 
Yours in friendship,
Judy & Roy Louis 

Assisted by
Battle River Water Ceremony Planning Team
Association for Life-wide Living (ALL) of Alberta

Battle River Watershed Alliance
Friends of Fridhem Society
Immanuel Anglican Church

Join us…

“Next Generation Thinking” conference begins Friday, November 3.

Everyone is welcome!