Apr 03, 2019


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Bow Valley College Commemorates Canada Day with Sixth Annual Indigenous Showcase and Powwow

CALGARY – Bow Valley College and the City of Calgary are proud to host the Canada Day Indigenous Showcase and Powwow at the West end of Prince’s Island Park on Monday, July 1, 2019.

The Indigenous Showcase and Powwow showcases a wide range of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples’ ways of knowing, being, and doing. Activities begin on the main stage at 11:00 a.m. with a Blessing from Bow Valley College’s Cultural Resource Elder Keith Chiefmoon.

With over 80,000 people expected to attend, guests will enjoy traditional hoop; intertribal, and round dance performances; as well as music by Maskwa Lightning and Status Savage. Arts and crafts, language teachings, and an artisanal market  will be open until 5 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

“This event exemplifies our commitment to community, diversity, and strengthening our relationships with Indigenous people. Through our partnership with the City of Calgary, Calgarians and visitors from across the world can celebrate Canada Day and Indigenous culture,” says Noella Wells, Iniikokaan Centre Director at Bow Valley College.    

To learn more about the Annual Indigenous Showcase and Powwow, please visit


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Editor’s Notes:

Event Timeline:

11:00 a.m. Blessing from Bow Valley College Cultural Resource Elder Keith Chiefmoon

11:40 a.m. Arik Pipe: Hoop dancer

11: 55 a.m. Maskwa Lightning

12:10 p.m.  Status Savage

12:25 p.m. Calgary Metis Cultural Dancers

1:00 p.m. Powwow Grand Entry

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Powwow


About Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College - Calgary and region’s largest College - with 16,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business, health, community studies, creative technologies, adult upgrading, and English language learning. The Iniikokaan Centre opened in Calgary’s South Campus  in 2013 to celebrate Indigenous culture and provide support for Indigenous students.

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