Manitou Mounds fish fry set for Friday

The 32nd-annual Manitou Mounds fish fry is set to sizzle this Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (“Place of the Long Rapids”) Historical Centre.
“Last year we had 700 people and we’ll [see] more this year, probably close to 900 people,” said Lou-Ann Bombay, band manager of Rainy River First Nations, which hosts the fish fry.
More than 400 pounds of fish were cooked up at last year’s event.
Local MP Robert Nault, also the minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, is expected to be on hand, along with representatives of the provincial government.
“Parks Canada will have a [plaque unveiling] ceremony taking place at 1:30 p.m.,” said Sam Bombay, site manager of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, which is located south of Highway 71 between Barwick and Stratton.
“We’ll be doing as many guided tours as we can handle,” he added. “We have the two golf carts and one four-seat, and a flat deck wagon if we have enough people requesting a tour.”
The historical centre is the site of the largest burial mound complex in North America, with some of the mounds standing more than 40 feet high.
It was declared a national historical site in 1970.

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