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Instructor Bio: Alicia Blore
Born and raised in Toronto, Alicia has never forgotten her Métis roots. Alicia’s Pépère, Phillip Zastre was a well-known Métis fiddler from Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. In 2008, Alicia was invited to join the Fiddle Stories: Elder Youth Legacy project. The project brought together Aboriginal Elders and Youth from across Canada to pass on the oldest surviving traditions and teachings culminating in performances at the North Atlantic Fiddle Conventions (NAFCO) in Newfoundland and Scotland. Alicia has performed and provided workshops at schools, festivals, powwows, rendezvous’ - locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. She has recently performed at York University Métis Day, Louis Riel Day at Queens Park, Indigenous Reconciliation on Residential Schools at Nathan Phillips Square, the MNO AGA in Peterborough and the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCO) in Aberdeen, Scotland to name a few.
Alicia also has provided many Métis music and dance workshops within many schools and post-secondary institutions. Some of her most recent teaching experience was basic fiddle instruction workshops at the MNO Cultural Gathering in Region 7.