All welcome to the Canim Lake Pow Wow

Drums, dancing and songs galore at three-day event

Canim Lake Band Arbor will come alive with drums, song and dance at the annual Canim Lake Traditional Pow Wow, July 8-10.

The general public is invited to come out and enjoy the event free of charge.

The gates will open at 7 p.m. on July 8. Drum registration will be open for those wishing to participate in the drum roll calls on July 9-10.

After the grand entry ceremony, intertribal activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The day will come to a close with the retiring of the flags at 11:30 p.m.

July 9 will begin with breakfast available from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Canim Lake Gym. At 12:45 p.m., the first drum roll call will begin.

Intertribal events will follow from 1:30 to 4 p.m. After the retiring of the colours at 5 p.m., supper will be offered at the gym. Second drum roll call will commence at 7 p.m., with songs and dances to follow until the retiring of the flags at 11:30 p.m.

On July 10, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the gym. The final drum roll call will occur at 12:45 p.m.

The princess pageant begins at 1:30 p.m. with a crowning at 3 p.m. After the flags are retired at 5 p.m., a feast will be held at gym to close out the event.

This is a no drug or alcohol event.

Camping will be available on site.

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