Georgian Celebrates Indigenous Culture With Return To In-Person Pow Wow March 11

Visitors to Georgian College’s 15th Traditional Pow Wow on March 11 can enjoy drumming, dancing and singing. The public is also welcome to participate in the inter-tribal dances.

Georgian College’s in-person Pow Wow returns this March for the first time in four years. Students, employees and the public are invited to the college’s 15th Traditional Pow Wow to celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture, songs and dance. The theme this year is Honouring the Cycle of Life.

The annual Pow Wow, organized by students and employees from the Indigenous Resource Centre, takes place in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre on Saturday, March 11.

“We’re very excited to have all the amazing dancers, drummers and crafters back on campus making this a really special event,” said Special Events Co-ordinator Vanessa Kennedy. “To gather again on campus with fellow students and staff is a major highlight this year. It will be reflective of the cycle of life our students have had to endure over the past few years. We are looking forward to gathering and hearing the heartbeat of our nation on campus grounds again. We look forward to reconnecting, making new friends and reminiscing with old ones. The event is open to all, so please come to the campus and experience our culture.”

Doors open to the public at 10:30 a.m. The spectacular Grand Entry will take place at noon and again at 7 p.m. for the evening session. The event wraps up around 9 p.m. A free dinner feast will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for all attendees. A hand drum competition will take place during the dinner break as well.

Admission and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items to the Georgian Food Locker (an on-campus food bank for students) are encouraged.

For those who are unable to attend, the Grand Entry at noon will be live-streamed on Georgian’s YouTube channel at

For more information, visit or contact Vanessa Kennedy at 249.388.1019 or


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