12th Traditional Pow Wow: Honouring the Maple Sugar Moon (Ziibaakdoke-giizis)

male indigenous dancer with a female indigenous dancerStaff, students and members of the public are invited to Georgian College’s 12th Traditional Pow Wow: Honouring the Maple Sugar Moon (Ziibaakdoke-giizis). The annual event, organized by students, staff and community members, is a celebration of traditional culture and tradition. It takes place at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Join the community in learning about and celebrating Indigenous culture and tradition.

“Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, have fun, sample food, and enjoy the day,” says special events co-ordinator Amy Taylor.

The event will be held in the Barrie Campus gymnasium on Saturday, March 11 from noon to 9 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The spectacular grand entry will take place at noon and again at 7 p.m. for the evening session. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the event wraps up at 9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items will go to the Food Locker program, an on-campus food bank for Georgian students. All are welcome.

“Pow Wow is a time for people to participate, learn, celebrate and share culture and heritage through drumming, singing, dancing, feasting, sharing and laughter,” she says. “Once again this year there will be many talented dancers, drum groups and amazing craft vendors who will be selling their handcrafted wares.”

For more information contact Amy Taylor at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or amy.taylor@georgiancollege.ca.