RBC CELEBRATION STAGE

Our Celebration Stage will ignite with emerging and established top talent providing continuous family friendly entertainment

FRIDAY JUNE 21 • SATURDAY JUNE 22 • SUNDAY JUNE 23

FREE CONCERTS
MUSIC
DANCE
DJ’S
VOCAL PERFORMANCES
SATURDAY CONCERT & PYRO SHOW

PRESENTED BY

OLG, Indigenous, Summer Solstice

Have we got a show for you!

SELECT FROM ANY OF OUR AMAZING ARTISTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM

Nelson Tagoona

NELSON TAGOONA

Fusing elements of traditional Inuit throat singing with live looping and standard beat boxing, Nelson Tagoona has created a sound that honors his culture, embraces technology and resonates with audiences across the world.

PRAIRIE FIRE METIS JIGGERS

Prairie Fire is a fun family dance group that shares their Metis and First Nation’s heritage with audience members through fiddle music, Pow Wow and Celtic-style dancing.

DALLAS ARCAND

Dallas Arcand is a multi-talented artist who won the world spotlight with his astonishing Hoop Dancing at the 2010 Olympic Games opening ceremonies. Dallas is a three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Plains Cree Nation near Edmonton, Alberta. He is best known as a champion Hoop Dancer as well as a motivational speaker, storyteller, and musician.

MELODY MCKIVER

As a solo performer, Melody explores the range of the viola’s possibilities, spanning from minimalist to danceable, often incorporating laptop processing and looping. 

WHAKATIPū KOYAHI

Whakatipū Kotahi: Different spirits that grow as a group because of culture and united in a purpose. Our Kapa Haka dance troup bring some of the stories and legends from Aotearoa.

THE GRIZZLIES

An inspiring true story based on a group of Inuit students in the small Arctic town of Kugluktuk. Suffering from widespread drug use, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world, this northern community is periled by the legacy of colonialism. Based on a true story.

FRIDAY JUNE 21

• 10:00 am Dr. Cathy Martin
• 11:00 am Indigenous Experiences presents:
    – Skywoman Falls to the Earth
• 12:00 pm Whakatipū Kotahi – Maori Haka Performance
• 1:30 pm Albert Dumont – Poetry
• 2:00 pm Indigenous Experiences presents:
    – Feel the Heartbeat Music Workshop
• 3:00 pm Siqiniup Qiluata – Inuit Throat Singing
• 3:30 pm Algonquin Language Bingo
• 5:00 pm Algonquin Language Bingo
    – Boys with Braids Community Event
• 6:00 pm FEAST – Indigichef Culinary Competition Event
    – (Pow Wow Tent)
• 7:00 pm Strong Minded Inuit
• 8:00 pm Adam Hyper T
• 8:45 pm THE GRIZZLIES Film Screening (1h 45m)

EAGLE & HAWK

A Multi Award winning music group that has become a well-established name in the Canadian music industry. Based in Winnipeg,  Eagle & Hawk have been bringing their roots rock sound across Turtle Island for over 20 years.

EMMA STEVENS

Sixteen year old Emma Stevens sings a cover of Blackbird by The Beatles entirely in the Mi’Kmaq language. Her YouTube video marking the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages has had nearly half a million views.

SATURDAY JUNE 22

• 9 – 10:45 am Pow Wow Pitch Registration and First “Pitch”
• 10:45 am Cultural Showcase Inuit Throat Singers “Tarniriik Prairie Fire Metis Jiggers”
• 11:15 am Pow Wow Top Ten announced and matched with mentors
• 12:00 pm Pow Wow Grand Entry (Pow Wow Tent)
• 1:15 pm Cultural Showcase
    – Inuit Throat Singers – Tarniriik
    – Prairie Fire Metis Jiggers
    – World Champion Hoop Dancer – Dallas Arcand
• 2:30 pm Pow Wow Pitch – Top Ten Pitches
• 3:30 pm Whakatipū Kotahi – Maori Haka Performance
• 4:00 pm Cultural Showcase
    – Inuit Throat Singers – Tarniriik
    – Prairie Fire Metis Jiggers
    – World Champion Hoop Dancer
• 5:00 pm Pow Wow Pitch Winners Announced
• 5:15 pm Whakatipū Kotahi – Maori Haka Performance
• 5:45 pm Throatboxing Pioneer Nelson Tagoona
• 6:00 pm Pow Wow Grand Entry (at Pow Wow Tent)
• 6:15 pm Singing Sensation Emma Stevens
• 6:45 pm Awards – Indigichef Indigenous Culinary Competition
• 7:00 pm Lyle Odjick and the Northern Steam
• 8:00 pm CTV’s The Launch Winner; Logan Staats
• 9:00 pm Roots Rockers Eagle & Hawk
• 10:00 pm DJ KrazyKree (Dallas Arcand) Electronic Pow Wow, Hoop & Pyro Show

LOGAN STAATS

Once in a red moon, an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. Logan is regarded as an accomplished, multi-nominated and an award winning artist. Forever a student of great music. No matter which medium you find Logan through – he’s incredible to watch.

TARNIRIIK

Tarniriik, or “Two Souls,” are the young Inuit throat singing duo who won the country’s hearts during the prime minister’s November swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall.

SUNDAY JUNE 23

• 10:30 AM CULTURAL SHOWCASE
    – INUIT THROAT SINGERS – TARNIRIIK
    – PRAIRIE FIRE METIS JIGGERS
    – WORLD CHAMPION HOOP DANCER – DALLAS ARCAND
• 12 PM POW WOW GRAND ENTRY (POW WOW TENT)
• 1:30 PM ALGONQUIN LANGUAGE BINGO
• 3:30 PM CULTURAL SHOWCASE
    – INUIT THROAT SINGERS – TARNIRIIK
    – PRAIRIE FIRE METIS JIGGERS
    – WORLD CHAMPION HOOP DANCER – DALLAS ARCAND

HYPER-T

A self-taught rapper and music producer, his music has reached #1 and currently has a song at #2 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and has been featured in major films, including Iqaluit the movie and most recently The Grizzlies. 

LYLE ODJICK AND THE NORTHERN STEAM

A hot new Canadian blues band steeped in old time soul with the energy to shake the house. Based in Ottawa with a big influence from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and other Chicago blues legends.

STRONG MINDED INUIT

A youth led initiative that create music and art in all forms based on our culture and using our language. Everything they do is committed to suicide prevention.

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