National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay


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National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay celebrations will take place on Tuesday, June 21st 2011 at Fort William Historical Park. Events will begin at 6:00am and Closing Ceremonies start at 9:00pm. This year our theme is to honour 2011 Year of the Youth. Come out to enjoy some food, music, dancing, drumming, booths and more! Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Thunder Bay Transit’s schedule for bus service on this day is available on our website

Highlights will include: National Anthem sung in Ojibwe, Fashion and Talent Shows.

Activities will include:

6:00AM      Sunrise Ceremony with Josephine Mandamin

7:30AM      Refreshments / Coffee for Sunrise Ceremony Participants

10:00AM    Exhibitors and Craft Vendors

10:00AM    Victory Song – Host Drum: Animkii Gwiizes

10:00AM    Visit Historic Site with Cultural Activities and Teachings (ending at 5:00PM)

12:00PM     Open Art Show & National Aboriginal Day Quilt

12:00PM     Grand Entry & Colour Party

12:30PM     Opening Ceremonies

1:30PM       Bannock Making Contest

4:30PM       Feast

5:00PM       Live Entertainment & Youth Performers

5:30PM       Pow Wow Continues

9:00PM       Closing Ceremonies

All activities will take place at the Amphitheatre, unless otherwise noted. More information can be found on our website