Members of First Nations communities are coming from across the province to compete in the cultured ceremony while participating in drumming and dancing contests.
They’re also raffles and venders selling beads, food and traditional garments in the midst of all the action.
“It’s kind of like a Farmers Market, but a First Nations one,” President of the Spirit of the Peace Pow Wow Society, Connie Greyeyes laughed.
The first ‘Grand Entry’ will begin Friday, 7:00 p.m., continuing Saturday, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and once again Sunday, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Greyeyes makes note this is a drug and alcohol free environment, safe for parents and children of all ages.
“I think there is a specific stereotype attached with our people,” Greyeyes explained. “This is a huge gathering of all nations, all people, aboriginal and non-aboriginal alike, we just want to be sure people are aware this is an alcohol and drug free event.”
If you’re interested in volunteering, becoming a vender or have any questions regarding the Pow Wow, you can contact Greyeyes at 250 793 1468.