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Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow

Start Date: July 21, 2024

From 18:00 to 15:00

Address

1987 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON

Details

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF CENTURIES OF CULTURE AS DANCERS FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA COMPETE TO BECOME THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS.
This event has become a major tourist attraction locally, nationally and internationally. This year promises to be just as spectacular as the last.

The Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow is an event that promotes rich arts heritage by showcasing our pride in music, dance, arts and crafts. Many dancers and singers representing every major North American native cultural group dressed in their finest regalia are expected to attend. The forum for this expression in the arts has been coined a “Powwow” and is always presented with the utmost dignity. The event takes place in the open-air, during the afternoon and on into the evening under lights.

With over 100 craft vendors and 30 food vendors, there will be something for everyone at the Powwow!
Around 1977, a few people from the Six Nations community began to dance at Powwow’s throughout Ontario. One night in 1979, sitting around the campfire at a pow wow, the discussion turned to “Why don’t we host a pow wow at home?” The wheels started turning and the work began. The Grand River “Champion of Champions” Powwow Committee was formed and it was decided to have the first Pow Wow in 1980.

In 1980 the first Grand River “Champion of Champions” Powwow was held. When that first Grand Entry took place, it was an exciting and very emotional moment. Throughout the years, the Committee has managed to purchase its own bleachers, lights, tents and various equipment and supplies. The Committee provides supper to all dancers, singers and volunteers on Saturday and Sunday.

A lot of help, advice and encouragement has been given to the Pow Wow Committee throughout its lifetime. In 2019, the Grand River “Champion of Champions” Powwow celebrated its 40th year.

Dates & Times: Jul 21st – 6:00pm till late Jul 22nd – 10:00am – 10:00pm Jul 23rd – 10:00am – 3:00pm *Times based on estimates Price: Daily Admission – $15.00 Weekend Admission – $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) – $5.00

Contact for more information

Email Address: info@grpowwow.ca



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