Kahnawà:ke Tourism Newsletter, October 2022
Join Our Team!
Kahnawà:ke Tourism is looking to hire a Tourism Assistant to start on October 24th 2022. The responsibility of the Tourism Assistant is to assist the Tourism team in administration and business operations of the Kahnawà:ke Welcome Center and the implementation of the tourism strategy.
Deadline to apply is Monday, October 17th at 4pm. A detailed job description and privacy waiver are available at www.kahnawakejobs.com
In September we had a total of 61 people visit the Kahnawà:ke Welcome Center; Our visitors come from all over the world however the majority of people come from across Canada with a total of 32.
Tourists from around the world visit Kahnawà:ke
Kahnawà:ke Tourism organized 9 private group tours with a total of 189 participants. Visitors came from United States, Toronto, Quebec City, and Montreal. A total of 24 visitors joined the Religious Patrimony days where they participated in a guided visit of the Saint Francis Xavier Mission. Five educational tours were held where students and teachers toured the community, visited the Language and Cultural Center, dined at a local restaurant & shopped at local boutiques as well as enjoyed fresh Strawberry juice from “The Store”.
One group of seniors from Holy Land Travel came to visit Saint Francis Xavier Mission to learn about Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Additionally, we hosted a group from Farm Credit Canada who wanted to learn the history of our community and explore potential partnerships in agricultural development. Please visit our Kahnawà:ke Tourism Facebook page for more information.
A VIP tour of Kahnawa:ke was held for potential supporters of the Kahnawà:ke Cultural Art Center Capital Campaign.
Journée de la Culture
September 30th to October 2nd, Kahnawà:ke Tourism participated in the Journée de la Culture organized by Culture pour tous. The population throughout Quebec were given free access to activities that promote arts and culture. Kahnawà:ke Tourism offered free tours to the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center Museum. Kahnawà:ke Tourism partnered up with Nicia’s Accessories to display the 215+ Moccasins that represent the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools across Canada. Several visitors stopped by throughout the weekend spanning from as far as France and England.
Harvest Food Fest is underway! Throughout the month of October visitors and community members are encouraged to check out the 11 participating businesses in Kahnawà:ke. To view the list of participating businesses, please view our Kahnawà:ke Facebook page for more information.
Community Fall Fest is around the corner, Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex located by the second exit off of Route 132, left of the Peacekeepers Station. Activities include a biggest squash contest, face painting, ardimento longsword fencing, traders blanket and guest renowned chef, Tawnya Brant. Everyone is encouraged to come enjoy a day of harvest fun. This is a FREE event, everyone is welcomed.
Places to Visit
Tota Ma’s Café new Fall menu has arrived with a drink for everyone, including the Witches Brew, Butter Beer Latte, Hocus Pocus Refresher, and so much more!
Tóta Ma’s Café is a social enterprise that was established by the Achieving Concrete Essentials (ACE 1) cohort in July 2018. Tóta Ma’s Café has provided individuals with the opportunity to implement and improve upon their learned skills of leadership, teamwork, communication and conflict resolution in a real work setting. Check out the video below to learn more!
Village Secrets, a new tv mini-series will be airing starting on October 26th at 9:30pm. This mini-series was created by Luis Oliva in order to find unsolved mysteries, legendary characters, surprising rumors and unusual places within the province of Quebec. Well-educated villagers, passionate historians and privileged witnesses have given their stories to bring forth to the public. Kimberly Cross and Trevor Diabo, two members of the Kahnawà:ke Tourism team have been given the opportunity to discuss the Quebec Bridge Disaster in one of the episodes featured on Historia. The episode which features two of our community members and our wonderful town of Kahnawà:ke will be aired on the 14th of December at 9:30pm.
Kahnawà:ke Welcome Center Business Hours
The Kahnawà:ke Welcome Center is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Our visitor center is located on 1 River Road, Kahnawà:ke QC, J0L1B0
Shop Kahnawà:ke Gift Certificates are now available for purchase at the Welcome Center! Shop Kahnawà:ke is a spectacular business community offering bountiful products and services to our neighbors near and far. We invite you to visit us and SHOP KAHNAWÀ:KE today and every day!
Visit the Shop Kahnawà:ke Facebook page and website for more information.
Check out Kahnawà:ke Tourism online!