Pow Wow Draws Competitive Dancers from Far Away

They Mingled Like Exotic Birds

Dancers are Competitive

Competitive dancers came from as far away as New Mexico and Arizona to take part in the 37th Annual Saugeen First Nation Pow Wow held at the James Mason Centre on the weekend.

Hundreds of visitors also turned out to watch the dancers and listen to the drummers while enjoying the many crafts available and the wide variety of foods.

It was discovered, when many took part in the 'wannabe' dance, that there were visitors from several countries, including England, Germany, the U.S. and even Thailand.  In good natured camaraderie, several visitors were selected from the audience to take part in the dance after being taught steps by a First Nation dancer.

Despite rain on Saturday and moving the event inside at the Centre, Sunday's weather cooperated and dancers and visitors were able to enjoy the remainder of the event outside.

Chief Randall Kaghee, his wife, Aleesa (R) and sister, Amanda (L) enjoy the dancing

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