Aboriginal Day festivities set for Ponoka

Aboriginal Day festivities set for Ponoka

A mini-pow wow has been organized for National Aboriginal Day in Ponoka.

A mini pow wow and celebration has been organized for National Aboriginal Day in Ponoka.

The special community event is set for June 21 at Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To get the word out a Facebook events page has been set up called Ponoka Mini Pow Wow.

“Drummers, dancers and artisans have been invited to come to Ponoka to share their talents and showcase the beauty of First Nations culture in Alberta,” explains the page.

Organized by the Ponoka Parent Link Centre and the Ponoka Jubilee Library, the event will be free to everyone. Planners will supply bannock and jam at 11 a.m. and then hot dogs, veggies, fruit and cookies at 12:45 p.m.

The mini pow wow also has support from the Ponoka Early Childhood Development Coalition, Ponoka County Literacy Society, the Town of Ponoka and support from special consultants Leanne Louis and Shelagh Hagemann (Wolf Creek Schools).

In the event of inclement weather the mini pow wow will move the Kinsmen Community Centre.

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