Veteran’s Pow Wow August 2012

Kwantlen First Nation/ Seyem’ Qwantlen Group of Companies LLP and the Langley Arts Council 

2nd Annual Traditional Pow-wow

August 24th, 25th & 26th 2012

23690 Gabriel Lane, Fort Langley British Columbia

P.O. Box 1023, V1M 2S4

Phone: 604-888-5556 ext. 228

Email: brandongabriel_@hotmail.com 

Schedule of Events

Friday August 24th 2012 

8am- 5pm

  • Stage, lighting, audio, food vendor, and artisan vendor tables set up 

6pm

  • Dinner Hour
  • Doors open to the public 

6:30pm

  • Drum Registration
  • Roll Call 

7pm

  • Grand Entry
  • Opening Prayer (Lekeyten from Kwantlen First Nation and Dean Sam from Katzie First Nation)
  • Welcome Song: Kwantlen First Nation Drummers and Singers
  • Welcoming words by Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese, City of Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender

8pm

  • Intertribal Singing/ Dancing 

10pm

  • Social Dancing, Round Dance, Owl Dance
  • Intertribal Singing/Dancing 

10:30pm

  • Closing of the Colours 

Saturday August 25th 2012 

7am-9am

  • Breakfast for community volunteers, drummers, campers, singers, dancers, and Kwantlen First Nation Community Members and Staff. 

10am-11am

  • Doors open to Public
  • Breakfast available 

11am-12pm

  • Presentations
  • Announcements

Press conferences 

12:30 pm

  • Drum Roll Call 

1pm

  • Grand Entry
  • Opening Prayer by Lekeyten from Kwantlen First Nation
  • Welcome by Christopher Thomas and Rosemary Wallace from the Langley Arts Council 

2pm

  • Competitions Begin
  • Tiny Tots
  • Teen Specials
  • Junior Division Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
  • Junior Division Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
  • Teen Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
  • Teen Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
  • Intertribal
  • Social 

5-6:30pm

  • Dinner Break 

6:30pm

  • Drum Roll Call
  • One push up per group
  • Drum Song- Floor Blessing 

7pm

  • Grand Entry
  • Opening Prayer
  • Welcoming- Dean Sam, Katzie First Nation and Christopher Thomas, Kwantlen First Nation, and KFN Hand Drummers 

8pm

  • Competitions Continue
  • Men’s Traditional Special
  • Intertribal
  • Golden Age Men’s and Women’s 

9pm

  • Women’s Traditional (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
  • Men’s Traditional (Traditional, Grass, Fancy) 

10pm

  • Social
  • Limited food service 

11pm

  • Closing of the Colours 

Sunday August 26th 2012 

7am-9am

  • Breakfast for community volunteers, drummers, campers, singers, dancers, and Kwantlen First Nation Community Members and Staff. 

10am-11am

  • Doors open to Public
  • Breakfast available 

11am-12pm

  • Presentations
  • Announcements

Press conferences 

12:30 pm

  • Drum Roll Call 

1pm

  • Grand Entry
  • Opening Prayer by Lekeyten, Kwantlen First Nation
  • Welcome by Cecelia Reekie, Langley School District School Trustee, Christine MacIntosh, President Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society, and Brandon Gabriel, Marketing and Special Projects Coordinator, Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group and Chair of the 2nd Annual Kwantlen Traditional Powwow 

2pm

Final Competitions

  • Tiny Tots
  • Junior Division Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
  • Junior Division Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
  • Teen Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
  • Teen Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy) 

3pm 

  • Committee and Volunteer Honouring Ceremony 

5pm-6:30pm

  • Dinner Break 

6:30 pm

  • Drum Roll Call 

7pm

  • Grand Entry
  • Opening Prayer
  • Welcoming by Chief Marilyn Gabriel and Kevin Kelly, Kwantlen First Nation 

8pm

  • Final Competitions
  • Women’s Golden Age
  • Women’s (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
  • Men’s Golden Age
  • Men’s (Traditional, Grass, Fancy) 

10pm

  • Payouts to Champions 

11pm

  • Closing of the Colours 

Thank you to all the volunteers, staff, sponsors, floor officials, dancers, drummers, and to the general public for supporting the Kwantlen First Nation, Seyem’ Qwantlen Group of Companies and the Langley Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Traditional Pow-wow. 

Safe Travels!!!!! 

We will see you later!!!!

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