Annual Georgian College Traditional Pow Wow

After careful consideration, Georgian College has decided to cancel the 15th annual Pow Wow scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Barrie Campus.

The decision was made in consultation with senior leadership and our Indigenous Studies department, using the Government of Canada’s risk assessment tool for planning events in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

At this time, no decision has been made to reschedule the Pow Wow.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The annual event, hosted by Georgian College’s Indigenous Resource Centre staff and students, is a celebration of traditional Indigenous culture, song and dance. 

Join us at the Barrie Campus to celebrate Indigenous culture and traditions. The Pow Wow is a time to gather and celebrate. Attendees who have never been to a Pow Wow before are encouraged to participate, sample traditional food, explore craft vendors and enjoy the beautiful sound of the drum.

Pow Wow details

The event will be held at the Barrie Campus gymnasium on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.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., free of charge. There will be a hand drum competition during the dinner break.

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

“Just as our ancestors have done before, we come together to sing, to share and to dance. As we dance in the circle to the heartbeat of Mother Earth, we rekindle the connection we have to her. We honour those who are here, those who have come before us and those who will be here after us. With the support and guidance of our students, we look forward to another great Pow Wow this year. We welcome you to come ‘swing and sway- the Indigenous way’ at the 15th Annual Georgian College Traditional Pow Wow!”

-Beedahsiga Elliott, Special Events Co-ordinator

For more information, please email Beedahsiga Elliott  or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1373.

An Indigenous dancer at Pow Wow in traditional clothing