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2019 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow

The heart of our festival is our competition Pow Wow. 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 – 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 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 22 at 12:00 noon  & 6:00 pm, and on Sunday, June 23 at 12:00 noon.

Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow Information

Over $75,000 in prizes 

TEAM

Host Drum: Whitefish Jrs Co-Hosts: High Ridge

MC: William Constant

Co-MC: Wesley King

Arena Director: Jordan Williams White Eye

Head Drum Judge: Jeremy Doxtator

Head Dance Judge: Charles Belisle

Head Male Dancer: Talon Thunder Whiteye

Head Female Dancer: Sophia Lynn Thurman

Hand Drum Contest Head Judge: Arnold Alexis

All Tabulating  by C&T Tabulating

REGISTRATION

Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Registration closes 11:30 am Saturday June 22/19 in lieu of Drum Roll Call at 11:45 am

GRAND ENTRIES

Saturday, June 22nd, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 23rd, 12:00 pm

DRUM/DANCE CONTEST
Points start Saturday, June 22nd

DRUM COMPETITION

1st $10,000, 2nd $4000, 3rd $2500, 4th $1500

DANCE COMPETITION

Men’s & Women’s (60+ open) 
Combined Categories
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Sr. Adult Men’s and Women’s (40-59)
Traditional, Fancy, Grass & Jingle
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Adult Men’s and Women’s (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 (5yrs & under) 
Paid daily (Sat/Sun) in full regalia

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SPECIALS
Men’s Woodland Special (18+)
Sponsored by the Matasawagon family

Women’s Traditional Special (all ages)
Sponsored by Sophia Lynn Thurman

Jr. Boys 6-12 Special (all categories)
Sponsored by Sophia Lynn Thurman

SATURDAY EVENING SPECIALS
Men’s Traditional Special (18+)
Sponsored by the Talon White Eye

Men’s Fancy Iron Man (18+)
Committee Special

Women’s Fancy Iron Man (18+)
Committee Special

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SPECIALS
Men’s Traditional Sneak Up Special (18+)
Sponsored by Sonny Papatie 

Women’s Jingle Special (18+)
Sponsored by Kara Kennedy 

Teen Grass (13-17)
Sponsored by Tristan Dreaver  

Hand Drum Contest
Sponsored by Jeremy Doxtator 

NOTE
No on-site camping is available.

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

2019 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow

The heart of our festival is our competition Pow Wow. 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 – 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 22 at 12:00 noon  & 6:00 pm, and on Sunday, June 23 at 12:00 noon.

Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow Information

Over $75,000 in prizes 

TEAM

Host Drum: Whitefish Jrs Co-Hots: High Ridge

MC: William Constant

Co-MC: Wesley King

Arena Director: Jordan Williams White Eye

Head Drum Judge: Jeremy Doxtator

Head Dance Judge: Charles Belisle

Head Male Dancer: Talon Thunder Whiteye

Head Female Dancer: Sophia Lynn Thurman

Hand Drum Contest Head Judge: Arnold Alexis

All Tabulating  by C&T Tabulating

REGISTRATION

Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Registration closes 11:30 am Saturday June 22/19 in lieu of Drum Roll Call at 11:45 am

GRAND ENTRIES

Saturday, June 22nd, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 23rd, 12:00 pm

DRUM/DANCE CONTEST
Points start Saturday, June 22nd

DRUM COMPETITION

1st $10,000, 2nd $4000, 3rd $2500, 4th $1500

DANCE COMPETITION

Men’s & Women’s (60+ open) 
Combined Categories
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Sr. Adult Men’s and Women’s (40-59)
Traditional, Fancy, Grass & Jingle
1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500

Jr. Adult Men’s and Women’s (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 (5yrs & under) 
Paid daily (Sat/Sun) in full regalia

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SPECIALS
Men’s Woodland Special (18+)
Sponsored by the Matasawagon family

Women’s Traditional Special (all ages)
Sponsored by Sophia Lynn Thurman

Jr. Boys 6-12 Special (all categories)
Sponsored by Sophia Lynn Thurman

SATURDAY EVENING SPECIALS
Men’s Traditional Special (18+)
Sponsored by the Talon White Eye

Men’s Fancy Iron Man (18+)
Committee Special

Women’s Fancy Iron Man (18+)
Committee Special

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SPECIALS
Men’s Traditional Sneak Up Special (18+)
Sponsored by Sonny Papatie 

Women’s Jingle Special (18+)
Sponsored by Kara Kennedy 

Teen Grass (13-17)
Sponsored by Tristan Dreaver  

Hand Drum Contest
Sponsored by Jeremy Doxtator 

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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