2018 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow

Presented by CN

The heart of our festival is our competition Pow Wow at Vincent Massey Park, June 23-24, 2018. Drink in the vivid visuals. Let your heartbeat match the drumbeat! Our competition Pow Wow attracts the best singers and dancers from across Turtle Island (AKA North America) to compete for $75,000 in prizes. This is an exciting way to experience our rich culture!

Proudly supported by

Bank of Montreal                    

NEW TO THE POW WOW?

POW WOW 101

We love hosting new guests at our Pow Wow and helping to share our beautiful traditional and contemporary culture.  For our community, a Pow Wow is a gathering, where we come together to celebrate, share, sing, dance, eat and have some good laughs with friends new and old. We don’t expect you to know how things work and the best thing to do is always listen to the MC.  The MC will announce what is appropriate and when, such as when you can join in the dance, and when you should stand to honour our women or veterans.  You will learn a lot about our culture and community from listening to the MC.  Another important thing to note is that the drums and dancers have many items that are considered sacred as part of their regalia (outfits) so please be respectful and always ask before touching. If possible, ask before taking photos or video.

Click here for more information about Pow Wow terminology.

Grand Entries are not to be missed! This is when all dancers enter the circle together. Join us on Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 noon  & 6:00 pm, and on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon.

Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow Information

Over $75,000 in prizes & non-stop FREE family programming!

TEAM

Head Veteran: Preston E. Tonepahhote
Host Drum: Blackstone Singers
Co-Host: Crazy Spirit
MC: William Constant
Co-MC: Wesley King
Arena Director: Jordan Williams White Eye
Head Drum Judge: Jeremy Doxtator
Head Dance Judge: Irene Oakes
Head Male Dancer: selected per session
Head Female Dancer: selected per session
All Tabulating by: C&T Tabulating

REGISTRATION

Saturday June 23rd, 9am to 11:30am
Registration closes 11:30am Saturday June 23/18 in lieu of Drum Roll Call at 11:45am

GRAND ENTRIES

Saturday, June 23rd, 12:00pm & 6:00pm
Sunday, June 24th, 12:00pm

DRUM/DANCE CONTEST
Points start Saturday, June 23rd

SATURDAY EVENING SPECIALS
Men’s Traditional Special 18+
Saturday, June 23rd
Sponsored by the Matasawagon family

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SPECIALS
Men’s vs Women’s Fancy Special 18+
Sunday, June 24th
Sponsored by Celina Cada-Matasawagon

“Graduation and Giving Back Special”
Sunday, June 24th
Sponsored by Seven Big Mountain

DRUM COMPETITION

1st $5000, 2nd $4000, 3rd $2500, 4th $1500
Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

DANCE COMPETITION

Men’s & Women’s (60+ open) COMBINED CATEGORIES, sponsored by Assembly of First Nations
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

MEN’s TRADITIONAL, sponsored by Donna Cona

Sr. Men’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Men’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Men’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Men’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

MEN’s GRASS, sponsored by Hydro Ottawa

Sr. Men’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Men’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Men’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Men’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

MEN’s FANCY, sponsored by Assembly of First Nations

Sr. Men’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Men’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Men’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Men’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

WOMEN’s TRADITIONAL, sponsored by Manitobah Mukluks

Sr. Women’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Women’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Women’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Women’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

WOMEN’s JINGLE, sponsored by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Sr. Women’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Women’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Women’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Women’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

WOMEN’s FANCY, sponsored by Assembly of First Nations

Sr. Women’s (40-59)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Women’s (18-39)
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Teen Women’s (13-17)
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

Junior Women’s (6-12)
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

TINY TOTS (5yrs & under)

Paid daily (Sat & Sun) in full regalia

 

NOTE
No on-site camping is available.

INFORMATION
Dale Matasawagon, Pow Wow Coordinator: info@ottawasummersolstice.ca
Vendor information: registrations@ottawasummersolstice.ca

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