Trellis Commons Family Resource Network and their partners will be hosting a huge powwow in Strathmore this weekend. The event is family-friendly and aims to honour the future leaders of the community, our children.

Shelly Wade manager of Chestermere-Strathmore Trellis Family Resource Network says everyone is welcome to attend. The traditional powwow will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the Strathmore Curling Club and agricultural grounds in Strathmore.

Activities during the day include fireside storytelling, a hand game demonstration, artisan tables, Metis jiggers, and food trucks.

Younger participants in the powwow will receive a candy bag as payment for showcasing their dancing and the youth will be paid a sum of money depending on how many register for the event.

“It's a free event for the most part, other than the food trucks There will be lots of indigenous public education. The public will be invited to dance in intertribals and it's not very often that we are able to attend events of this nature here in Strathmore,” Wade said.

She stressed that this is a local event, where they will feature local vendors and generate funds for the local economy. There will be a teepee and and crafts activities for kids.

“We're very lucky that this event is being sponsored by the Children's Aid Foundation and Shaw.”

She noted that the Town of Strathmore has also sponsored the hand game. “It truly is going to be a very fun day.”

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