Enjoy the day at the Maple Sugar Moon powwow


Georgian College is honoring the Maple Sugar Moon (Ziibaakdoke-giizis) March 11 during its

12th annual traditional powwow held at the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

The event is organized by students, staff and community members and celebrates traditional culture, providing the greater community with a learning experience about Indigenous tradition.

Have fun, sample food and enjoy the day, said Amy Taylor, special events co-ordinator.

The powwow will be held in the Barrie Campus gymnasium on Saturday, March 11 from noon to 9 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Grand entry is scheduled for noon and at 7 p.m. for the evening session. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the event wraps at 9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items will go to the Food Locker program, an on-campus food bank for Georgian students. Everyone is welcome.

“Powwow is a time for people to participate, learn, celebrate and share culture and heritage through drumming, singing, dancing, feasting, sharing and laughter,” said Taylor.

“Once again this year there will be many talented dancers, drum groups and amazing craft vendors who will be selling their handcrafted wares.”

For more information contact Amy Taylor at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or email her at amy.taylor@georgiancollege.ca.