(Windsor, Ont. — May 11, 2023) Get ready to be transported into a vibrant and energetic celebration of music, dance and community at the second annual Alumni and Student Pow Wow.
Running from May 11 through to May 13 at the Toldo Lancer Centre, the event is co-hosted by The University of Windsor Aboriginal Education Centre and St. Clair College’s Indigenous Student Services.
"This event is a celebration of the resilience and strength of Indigenous cultures and traditions,” said Bev Jacobs, University of Windsor Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Relations and Outreach.
"By sharing these traditions, we can help to build bridges of understanding and ensure that Indigenous cultures continue to thrive for generations to come.”
More than 1,000 students have been invited from partnering school boards and the planning committee is expecting to welcome more than 2,000 spectators during the two-day event.
Partial funding for the event has been provided by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.
The celebration kicks off on May 11 at 7 p.m. with a performance from Juno-winning musician DJ Shub. The family-friendly concert is open to the public but registration is required.
Friday and Saturday will feature drummers, dancers, singers, and craftspeople as the Pow Wow gets underway. Festivities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
“We’re so excited to see people from all communities come together to enjoy themselves while learning about these traditions,” Jacobs said.
“It’s going to be a fun and educational experience for all!”
For more information, visit the second annual Alumni and Student Pow Wow website.
Pow Wow Committee Partners: Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, Lambton Kent District School Board, St Clair Catholic District School Board, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, Can-Am Urban Native Homes, Aboriginal Child Resource Centre, Ska:na Family Learning Centre and Windsor Police Services.
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