Ponoka News Staff
Aboriginal Day was celebrated in style in Maskwacis Sunday, June 21 with chuckwagon races as well as entertainment for the whole family at Maskwa Park.
Anyone looking to celebrate the day would find kids’ entertainment from face painting and a bouncy castle to a barbecue and pony and wagon rides. Events were strong at 2 p.m. with family entertainment and then a “Maskwacis Has Talent” program kept attendees entertained for the evening portion.
Of interest were also chuckwagon and chariot races at the Panee Memorial Agriplex.
For the kids’ events, admission was free but organizers accepted donations to the food bank at the gate. A panel of judges awarded the bands with first, second and third prizes.
To cap off the evening fireworks were provided by Black Dragon fireworks. The events were hosted by the Ermineskin Cree Nation.