14th Annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow

    March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Algoma University, George Leach Centre
    1520 Queen St E
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G5
    Melissa Agawa
    at 705-949-2301, Ext. 4816
    Algoma University, Anishinaabe Initiatives (AI), and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association (SASA) welcome everyone to come and indulge in Native culture and customs

    14th Annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow:
    Celebrating Life Long Learning

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 9:00pm
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 ~ 12:00pm
    George Leach Centre (GLC) at Algoma University
    Host Drum: Northern Wind, Lake of the Woods, On
    Co-Host Drum: Bear Creek, Batchewana First Nation
    Arena Director: Kevin Syrette, Batchewana First Nation
    MC: Joel Syrette, Batchewana First Nation
    Head Veteran: Walker Stonefish, Walpole Island, ON
    “The two-day event is a gathering and celebration of Anishinaabe culture through drumming, dancing and singing,” said Melissa Agawa, Anishinaabe Cultural and Social Program Coordinator at Algoma University. “The Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow is an inclusive event that attracts guests of different cultural backgrounds and heritages, who by participating, will gain an enhanced understanding and appreciation of Anishinaabe culture, beliefs, and traditions.”
    Grand entries will be on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
    Sunday, March 3rd at 12:00pm.
    A feast will be held on March 2nd at 5:00pm.
    There will also be a variety of Anishinaabe crafts and traditional food vendors located onsite at the GLC.
    Admission and parking is free, and all events are open to the public
    Host Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Bay Front
    Out of town participants are encouraged to stay at the host hotel, Quality Inn and Suites Bay Front. To book a room, please call 1.800.567.4421 and request the “Gathering at the Rapids” rate.
    For more information, please contact Melissa Agawa at 705-949-2301, Ext. 4816 or email: [email protected]

    To learn more about Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow – an article link is posted below.




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