Ninth Annual Saugeen Youth Pow-Wow

 

9th Annual Saugeen Youth Pow-Wow a Success


Sidney Copegog

Wayne Mixemong of Christian Island


Drums throbbed throughout the day as native dancers, from throughout Ontario, came together for the 9th Annual Saugeen Youth Pow-Wow held at the James Mason Centre at Saugeen First Nation on Saturday.

Young, old and in-between, in traditional dress, they danced to the drums.  The youth whirled and twirled energetically while those from the older generations were more sedate in their movements.

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While dancing was the core of the afternoon, there was also fun in the form of games, that included bingo and spot dances and, as always, delicious food.

"It's been a very successful pow-wow," said Chief Randal Kahgee.  "We have visitors and dancers who have come from many communities and it's good to see many of our young people following in traditional dances