Jay Bailey (M-I-S)

Let’s go! Time for an adventure!

Jay is a real-life voyageur who takes the students on a virtual voyage of the fur trade. Dressed from head to foot in authentic voyageur clothing, he brings to life for students the joy and adventure of our emerging nation with the help of a slide show. He demonstrates how to make fire and engages them in voyageur songs and games of strength.

Format: workshop or concert

Level: Junior – Intermediate – Secondary


Jay Bailey is an experienced French teacher who has worked for many years in Ontario and Manitoba. Passionate about history, he has paddled thousands of miles in a canoe deep into the heart continent, while tracing the route of voyageurs and coureurs de bois from our not-too-distant history.