2017 will be the 25th anniversary of the annual Pow Wow held at Lambton College coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Lambton College and the 150th anniversary of Canada. For 24 years Lambton College has celebrated an annual Pow Wow hosted by the Aboriginal Student Council and the Aboriginal Cultural/Learning Centre. Each year, the half day Pow Wow is scheduled for the first week in April attracting dancers, singers, and spectators from across Southern Ontario. The Pow Wow at Lambton College has been a way for Aboriginal students to celebrate their cultural heritage and to serve as an awareness and educational event for the entire student population as well as the local community. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, we are hoping to make this cultural event a major community experience that everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be a three-day event, April 7, 8, & 9, 2017 with the first day as an educational awareness day for local secondary students and the following days as a two day Pow Wow open to the general public. For the educational awareness piece, several workshops will take place providing our local secondary students and teachers the opportunity to learn about First Nation culture and heritage. The two day competition pow wow, will draw in dancers, drummers and singers from many different First Nation cultures and communities providing the community the opportunity to experience a full scale pow wow within the city limits. As a larger scaled event, we are seeking out your financial assistance as any support will be greatly appreciated. Although if this is not a possibility at this time, we thank you for your time and consideration.
Funded by Sarnia, ON (April 2017)