The second annual Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow will be held at the Servus Arena on Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Waskasoo Seepee Pow Wow returns to Red Deer

Grand entries at 1 and 6 p.m.

Central Alberta is invited to experience Indigenous culture and ceremony at the second annual Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow on Thursday.

Hosted by Red Deer Native Friendship Society, the event will be held at Servus Arena, located at D 4725-43rd St.

“In the spirit of reconciliation, we are excited to bring the pow wow to the community of Red Deer. With the education of ceremony and culture that comes from the pow wow there is also going to be a lot of fun and many opportunities for relationship building,” said Lianne Hazell, friendship society executive director, in a news release.

“On behalf of Red Deer Native Friendship Society, I would like to extend our warmest invitation to all our community members to come out to the Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow.”


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The Pow Wow will feature traditional drums and dancers in full regalia. Grand entries will be held at 1 and 6 p.m.

Many Indigenous craft vendors with a wide variety of handcrafted leather work, beading, moccasins, and jewelry will be on site. Food trucks will also operate throughout the event.

Admission and parking is free, and the venue is accessible for all levels of mobility.

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