Jun 30, 2016


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Bow Valley College hosts annual Canada Day Pow Wow

The Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre at Bow Valley College and the City of Calgary are once again partnering to deliver a traditional powwow at Prince's Island Park on Canada Day.

CALGARY - The Iniikokaan Centre at Bow Valley College and the City of Calgary are once again partnering to deliver a traditional powwow at Prince's Island Park as part of the Canada Day festivities on July 1, 2016.

The powwow is an annual event, and Bow Valley College is proud to help bring the event to Calgarians. We encourage Calgarians to join us as we honour and share our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit traditions.

Elder Clarence Wolf will give the morning blessing, and will MC the event, along with Gerald Sitting Eagle, and the Arena Directors will be Craig First Rider and Skip Wolfleg.

Around Prince's Island several activities will take place to showcase Aboriginal culture through storytelling, music, art, food, song, and dance, including:

  • Medicine wheel teachings.
  • Cree, Blackfoot and Michif lessons in the Language Tipi.
  • Food truck serving traditional aboriginal food.
  • Dance lessons with Bev Lambert in the Children's Area.
  • Artisan market featuring traditional and contemporary art.

Event timeline

10: 00 a.m. Morning blessing, main stage.
1:00 p.m. Powwow grand entry, main stage.
5:45 p.m. Round dance, main stage.
6:00 p.m. Resting of the flags, main stage.

Other activities will take place throughout the day. Visit for more details.

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Editor's Note

If you are tweeting about the event please use the hashtag #bvcBold and #bvcpowwow   

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