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The Flying Canoe Volant Festival

The Flying Canoe Volant Festival is very pleased to partner with the EFCL to offer unique lantern making workshops to various community leagues within the city. The lanterns created will be on display in our Lantern Gardens during the Flying Canoe Volant Festival from January 31 to February 2, 2019. 


The Flying Canoe Volant Festival is one of Edmonton's signature winter festivals that celebrates local history, illuminated artworks and Indigenous, Métis and Francophone stories, legends and culture. 


The 3-hour workshops will be lead by local artist Lynette Maurice and with assistance from one of our Festival Voyageurs!! 


A brief introduction to the festival and event will be followed a fun, creative and very exciting workshop! 


The workshops will be held in the local community league hall/centre/space. 


We are able to offer the 3-hour workshops on the following dates: 

Saturdays and Sundays: 1 - 4 pm

January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27


A 2-hour workshop, 7 to 9 pm, can also be offered on the following Wednesdays: January 9, 16 and 23. 


A maximum number of registrants is 30 on a first come-first served basis. 


If your community league does not have a facility, we are hosting a lantern workshop at La Cité Francophone on Sunday, January 6, 1-4 pm! The address is 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street)


If interested, please apply for your workshop by December 20th!


We provide all lantern making materials and assistance. 


We are looking forward to coming to your community or to having you join us for this wonderful and magical, fun-family event. 


For more information and to sign-up, please contact:

Lynette Maurice 

Lantern Workshop Leader/Artist liaison 


EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30