People dance in the street as Johnny Landry plays. Emily Blake/Cabin Radio
As autumn nears, residents of Fort Simpson took to the street to celebrate one of the final weekends of the summer.
The End of Summer Street Festival, organized by the people behind the winter Beavertail Jamboree, featured vendors, live music, a 50/50 raffle, bingo, face-painting and even a bouncy castle.
“With the season we’re having, we thought we’d generate some community spirit in the region,” said Mike Squirrel, one of the organizers.
“We wanted to put something back into the community to say thank you.”
He said in the 30 years he’s lived in Fort Simpson, this is the first street festival he has seen held in the community.
“I was pretty pleased with the turnout,” Squirrel said. “It was nice to see everybody.”
The Beavertail Jamboree is a winter carnival known as “the coolest celebration in the Dehcho,” held every March. It features events such as snow drag races, fireworks, performances, and traditional activities.