The heart of our festival is our competition Pow Wow at Vincent Massey Park, June 23-24, 2018.  Extremely visual, this competition Pow Wow attracts some of 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!

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 emcee.  They 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 emcee.  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.

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.

2018 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow

with Host Drum Blackstone Singers

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: TBA
Head Drum Judge: Jeremy Doxtator
Head Dance Judge: Irene Oakes
Head Male Dancer: picked per session
Head Female Dancer: picked 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

DANCE COMPETITION
MEN’S & LADIES (60+ open) COMBINED CATEGORIES
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Sr. ADULT MEN’S & LADIES (40-59) TRADITIONAL, FANCY, GRASS & JINGLE
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. ADULT MEN’S & LADIES (18-39) TRADITIONAL, FANCY, GRASS & JINGLE
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

TEENS (13-17) TRADITIONAL, FANCY, GRASS & JINGLE
1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

JUNIORS (6-12) TRADITIONAL, FANCY, GRASS & JINGLE
1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

TINY TOTS paid daily (Sat/Sun) in full regalia (5yrs & under)

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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