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
A 'Fancy' Dancer
A fierce warrior & magnificent dancer
Dancers of all Ages
Like Twirling Butterflies
Jr. Jingle dancers being judged
Margaret Hutchinson of Newcastle, England is a good
sport as she tries dancing