Moment Factory will highlight the culture of the Huron-Wendat nation this summer in Wendake, near Quebec.
At nightfall, visitors can follow a 1.2 kilometer trail in the Saint-Remy woods, Onhwa’Lumina, where light shows and video projections centered around the history of the Huron nation will take place. -wendat. The founding myth and the ancestral dances and songs will be in the spotlight, but we will also discuss the present and the future of the nation. The word onhwa means “now” in the Huron-Wendat language.
Members of the Huron-Wendat community from the cultural sector and the revalorization of the Huron-Wendat language participated in the project, as did members of Wendake’s tourism sector.
Moment Factory has produced several multimedia experiences of this kind in the natural environment, notably in Europe, Asia and Canada. In Quebec, similar projects can be found in Mont-Tremblant, Coaticook, Saint-Félicien and Chandler.
Tourisme Wendake made a point of specifying that the designers of Onhwa’Lumina had created the route with respect for the environment and the residents of the trail. Thus, all the light effects will be directed towards the ground and around the visitors to preserve the starry sky.
“Our ancestral values of respect for nature and balance between our economic activities and society have motivated our unwavering support for this major project for our tourism industry,” said Rémy Vincent, Grand Chief of the Wendat Nation, in a communicated. The highlighting of a part of our culture will reflect all the greatness of our Nation. »
The duration of a visit should be around 50 minutes. The site should be accessible 200 evenings per year for the next 10 years.