2nd annual powwow a success

2nd annual powwow a success

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Whats-new | 1 comment

For the second year running, Ranch Ehrlo Society’s Pilot Butte campus was temporarily transformed into a powwow grounds as we celebrated changing lives with the help of our community partners.

Several dancers were in attendance for the competitive style powwow, which featured dancers in from Tiny Tot (ages 3- 5) to Golden Age (65+) in many categories (jingle, fancy, traditional, and chicken to name a few) with dozens of spectators.

“We are so incredibly excited to have all of you here,” said Ranch CEO Andrea Brittin in her opening remarks. “A powwow is a First Nations tradition. It is a fun event, it is a social event, and is a sacred event, and we are so incredibly proud at Ranch Ehrlo to be hosting our 2nd annual powwow.”

Special guests included Regina Police Service chief Evan Bray, deputy chief Dean Ray, and Cst. Dale McArthur, Saskatchewan Child Advocate Corey O’Soup, and representatives from Child and Family Services.

“Today is another great day full of culture, spirit, and friendships,” said Chief Bray. “Our role being here is to continue to foster those friendships and relationships we have, and make some new ones as well.”

The family carnival, which featured ten old-fashioned carnival games such as ring toss and can knock-down, was a popular spot for the younger crowd, who received tickets to redeem for a wide assortment of prizes at the end of the day. The bingo area remained full all day as well, running continuous games from 2 to 4 p.m.

Casion Regina volunteers

Special thanks to elder Archie Weenie, arena director Teddy Bison, announcer Howie Thompson, host drum Cree Society, the planning committee, our sponsors, and all our volunteers, for making our event so successful!

kids dancingSee you next year!

Event sponsors

Signature Printit Centres ISC  Welldone

Drummer/dancer sponsors

Enbridge

Canteen sponsors

Family carnival sponsors

Ledcor

Brienza Business Ventures

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  1. A HUGE thank you to the organizing team and the many volunteers who worked so incredibly hard to make the Pow Wow the amazing success it was!!! I can’t wait until next year’s Pow Wow!!

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