Thursday April 19, 2012

Native News

Spirit of the Pow Wow

A weekend of traditional food, dance and music

Released by Francine Douglas for Maxine Prevost


he Spirit of the People Powwow Society is inviting dancers, drummers and the public to the Traditional Pow-wow this weekend—April 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Chilliwack Sports Landing Centre (Ag Rec) at 45530 Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack, BC. The Powwow Society welcomes the general public and is providing the opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind traditional powwow.

At one time, the Powwow committee boasted the largest powwow in British Columbia, hosting over 3000 visi-tors and giving over $50,000 to competition prize money to powwow dancers.

This year, the committee is hosting a traditional powwow where dancers and drummers are coming simply to enjoy the spirit of sharing Aboriginal culture through song and dance. There will be some prize money given out, so spectators can still expect an extravagant show of color, grace and talent.

There is impressive support from the community of Chilliwack, including the Chilliwack School District, VanCity, Royal Bank of Canada, Revolution Martial Arts, James Johnson Enterprises, Tzeachten First Nation and Comfort Inn.

Day passes are $2 per day and $5 for the weekend. Tickets are available at the door. Donations are welcome and tax-deductible. Volunteers are needed. Please call Maxine Prevost at 604-798-1023 via e-mail here for Julie Malloway here for more information.


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