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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!

Friday, June 21
Daytime Programming

9am – 6pm

Youth Sports Workshops

  • Lacrosse
  • Metis Games
  • Inuit Games
@ 2 hours each
Saturday, June 22nd
All Day Programming

10am – 8pm

FREE FUN!

games, interactive activities, demonstrations, roving entertainers, face painters, community partners!

Sunday, June 23rd
All Day Programming

10am – 8pm

FREE FUN!

games, interactive activities, demonstrations, roving entertainers, face painters & community partners!

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.

  • 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?

        • Raven on Stilts
          Raven on Stilts

          Ongoing Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 6pm

          JP Longboat is a Storyteller, Multi-disciplinary Artist and Performer. He is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada.

          His creative process is grounded in First Nations artistic experience, practice, and legacy. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Circadia Indigena – Indigenous Arts Collective based in Ottawa. He also currently serves on the Board of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance…

          • 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.

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