AlgomaTrad is a registered charity dedicated to building community through the celebration, sharing, and learning of traditional music, dance, arts, and heritage craft

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Since 2004, AlgomaTrad  has produced over 300 programs and events, including community dances, concerts, workshops, festivals, and its annual Family Camp, while hosting over 200 nationally and internationally renowned performers, artists, and mentors. We are currently developing the year-round, environmentally-sustainable AlgomaTrad Centre on St. Joseph Island.

If you’d like to make a donation to support our work and the building of the AlgomaTrad Centre, we thank you!

AlgomaTrad acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples of the lands on which we all live. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to improving relationships between nations AND to improving our own understanding of local Indigenous people and their cultures. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home. We recognize the harms of the past and hope that we can all move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. The  AlgomaTrad Centre is on the traditional lands of the Aniishinaabe and Métis. We are committed to honouring their voices, and to learning from their community members.

Save the Date! Festival Cabane à sucre, March 24, 25, 26

AlgomaTrad presents Festival Cabane à sucre (French Canadian Maple Sugar Festival), a 3-day, multi-generational event occurring in Hilton Beach, Sault Ste. Marie, and Elliot  Lake, March 24-26, 2023. The maple-syrup themed festival will feature traditional Francophone music, dance, food, and heritage arts in partnership with the Centre Francophone de Sault-Sainte-Marie and RAFO rive nord of Elliot Lake. AlgomaTrad is pleased to announce that Jean-François Berthiaume and RéVeillons from Québec will be the featured artists for the festival

The Festival Cabane à sucre will occur Friday evening, March 24 at St. Joseph Island, Saturday all day, March 25 in Sault-Ste-Marie, and Sunday, March 26 in Elliot Lake. More information about the Festival, including program, schedules, and admission prices will be available SOON.

Jean-François Berthiaume


Jean-François Berthiaume has a rich and varied background and is recognized as one of the most original and entertaining dance callers and percussionists in Québec. Jean-Francois has dedicated more than twenty-five years learning, researching and living the folk music and dance of Quebec. As well as playing with RéVeillons!, he is the percussionist for female vocal group Galant tu perds ton temps, dedicated to the  songs of francophone women, and still travels with their ever-popular show in Quebec, North America and across the world.

RéVeillons! is a quartet steeped in the traditional music and dance of Quebec. Playing festivals and concerts across North America since the 90’s, they have released 3 recordings as a group and many more as individuals and with numerous other Quebecois trad bands.


The Festival is funded by a grant from the Government of Ontario Ministry of Francophone Affairs. This event will offer multiple benefits including partnerships between several Algoma communities and organizations, opportunities for volunteer hours for high school students, performances by local performers, arts workshops, and a fun and engaging event for all ages!

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AlgomaTrad Online Trivia Night 2023, Saturday, February 25

Join us for a spectacular night of FUNdraising! No skills or trivia knowledge necessary! Just come ready for fun! Consider becoming a team captain, and make a team with your friends, family, colleagues…even strangers! February 25th, 7:00 PM EDT On Zoom What You Need to Know Teams There are 8 people on a team. Sign […]

28 January 2023 / Read more

Videography and Streaming Class, Saturday, February 25

AlgomaTrad is offering a free class in the use of video and streaming equipment for interested participants on Saturday, February 25, 10am-3pm. No experience is necessary though familiarity with cameras and social media technology is useful. Participants will be trained in the use of video and streaming equipment with the intention that they can use […]

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