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FREE Family Fun at Vincent Massey Park!

Jump into the fun with our thrilling inflatables, encounter live animals and birds. Try the zorb balls and zip-line. Try out traditional Metis, Inuit and First Nations youth sports games. Discover lacrosse or get your face painted.  Enjoy non-stop live entertainment including roving entertainers. Watch, learn and participate at the Visual Arts & Crafts  Pavilions and  Indigenous Culinary Arts Pavilion. Browse art, food fashion, jewellery and more at the Indigenous Marketplace.

Explore, interact and engage with the dozens of community partners offering all kinds of fun activities and learning opportunities. Take in all kinds of family-friendly entertainment all weekend long on our Celebration Stage. Be dazzled by the colourful regalia and vibrant dance and drum performances at the Competition Pow Wow. FREE has NEVER been so much FUN!

All Day Programming

SATURDAY JUNE 22 & SUNDAY JUNE 23 10AM–8PM

Stilt Walkers – Woodland Creatures – Ottawa Stilt Union
Kahewitne Virtual Reality Experience
Inflatable Zip Line
Inflatable Paddle Boats
Zorb Balls
Metis Games – including Hatchet Throwing
Traditional Games – Lacrosse (Saturday) and Inuit Games (Sunday)
Honeybees & Earthworms – Food and Agriculture Museum
Let’s Talk Science – Gravity and DNA
Mural painting robots – Museum of Science & Tech
The Painted Pixie – Facepainting
Metis cultural arts & performances – Ottawa Metis Council
Inflatable Plane – Dreams Take Flight
Giant Interactive Indigenous Map of Canada – Canadian Geographic Society
Tree Giveaway – Learn Ojibwe Tree Names – Ecology Ottawa
Algonquin Language Colouring Contest – all ages.
RBC Bluesfest Limo

Sunday June 23 only

Bookmobile with Indigenous Books – Ottawa Public Library – bring your card!
Art Activities – A Closer Look at the World Around Us – Ottawa Art Gallery

ALGONQUIN LANGUAGE BINGO

Friday 6pm to 8pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm Algonquin Language Bingo is a fun way to learn (or practice!) the Algonquin Language. Each game is 5-10 minutes. Simple one line / letter X / full card.

  • Algonquin Language Bingo
    Algonquin Language Bingo

    Friday 6pm to 8pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

    Algonquin Language Bingo is a fun way to learn (or practice!) the Algonquin Language. Each game is 5-10 minutes. Simple one line / letter X / full card.

    • The Painted Pixie
      The Painted Pixie

      Ongoing Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 6pm

      Ottawa’s Premier Face Painting Company. The Painted Pixie Specializes in face painting for families and children. You name it, they’ll paint it! http://www.paintedpixie.com/

      • Indigenous Walking Tours
        Indigenous Walking Tours
        Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
        Come Walk the Moccs!
        Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
        • Zorb Balls
          Zorb Balls
          Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
          Come Walk the Moccs!
          Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
          • Paddle Boats
            Paddle Boats
            Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
            Come Walk the Moccs!
            Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
            • Zipline
              Zipline
              Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
              Come Walk the Moccs!
              Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
              • Kakwitene Virtual Reality
                Kakwitene Virtual Reality
                Saturday & Sunday, tours from 11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm
                Come Walk the Moccs!
                Join Indigenous Walks on a guided tour of Vincent Massey Park on June 23 & 24 during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and learn about the origins of Summer Solstice, history of NID, pow wow protocol & general overview of what the grounds have to offer. Please sign up at the Info booth. Look for the Indigenous Walks logo.
                • Birds of Prey
                  Birds of Prey

                  Saturday 10am to 7pm /  Sunday 10am to 6pm

                  Encounter Birds of Prey and their continuing role in our natural world. In each demonstration, birds will be featured from around the globe. Your presentation may include a Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eagle Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Harris Hawk, American Kestrel or a host of other birds! Each one of these birds is fascinating and unique in its own way.

                  • Rock Climbing Wall
                    Rock Climbing Wall

                    Friday 5pm to 8 pm / Saturday 10am to 7pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

                    Test your skills on Ry J’s 24 ft highRockwall!  No experience is necessary. Rock Climbing is an amazing activity that provides many health benefits. Our mobile climbing wall offers four climbing routes and professional staff to make sure you get some instruction before climbing up the wall.

                    • Stunt Jump
                      Stunt Jump

                      Saturday 10am to 7pm / Sunday 10am to 6pm

                      Are you fearless? Are you ready for an exhilarating experience? Our new Stunt Jump is an experience like none other. Climb 14 feet high to the top of this safe, but thrilling inflatable that will no doubt be one of the highlights of your day. Look down at the bright red bulls-eye that will direct each into our cushioned, shockproof landing zone. Are you ready to take the jump of your life?

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