Touched up some of my more recent paintings, and getting ready for Curve Lake pow wow this weekend:
Curve Lakes Annual Pow Wow will be held at Lance Wood’s Park
Sunrise Ceremony 6:00am
Grand Entry 12:00pm
NO DRUGS, NO ALCOHOL, NO PETS
Sharing Our Knowledge – Nation to Nation
Blessing of the Grass by Grass Dancers
Dance Out of new regalia and new dancers
12:00 pm (noon)
Regalia Exhibition Dance Starting with Traditional Regalia – ending with Jingle Dress Regalia.
Emcee – Ethel Chynoweth
Arena Director – Robert Stoneypoint
Host Drum – Genaabaajing Jr’z.
Co-Host Drum – Smoke Trail
Head Dancers – Lee Benson & Liz Ozawamik
Head youth dancers – Miigwaans Ozawamik & Luci Taylor
Firekeepers: Dan Hockaday & Denell Taylor
Please park in designated areas throughout Curve Lake First Nation; limited disabled parking available.
To and from Pow Wow grounds from various parking areas throughout Curve Lake First Nation will be available from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. Golf carts are available to take seniors and those with mobility problems to and from Pow Wow grounds.
Selwyn Fire Department will be available Saturday September 20th & Sunday September 21st,2014 from 10:00am until 6:00 pm
$7.00 per person
$5.00 for seniors & children under 12 years of age Free for children 5 years of age and under
Please remember to show respect to the Elders, dancers, and drummers.
Visitors should bring their own chairs and sunscreen.
Absolutely no pets allowed without exception. Service animals are allowed.
No drugs or alcohol.
No photos unless otherwise stated. Please listen to M/C for photo opportunities.
No touching regalia without permission. Our dance outfits are called ‘regalia’ NOT costumes.
Directions from Toronto, Ontario:
Travel Hwy 401 East to Hwy 115. Follow 115 to Fowler’s Corner off ramp to Hwy 28. Follow Hwy 28 turning right onto Lindsay Road (County Rd. 1), follow to the end, and turn left onto Chemong Road (County Rd. 18). This will bring you through Bridgenorth. Once through Bridgenorth, turn left onto Selwyn Road (County Rd 20), follow until the 4 way stop; turn left onto Buckhorn Road (County Rd 23) and follow until Curve Lake Road (County Rd 22), turn left and follow into Curve Lake First Nation which becomes Mississauga Street – continue on Mississauga Street until the 4 way stop intersection of Mississauga St and Chemong Rd. – turn left down Chemong Road South then left on to Whetung Street East.
Directions from Ottawa, Ontario:
Travel Hwy 7 West towards Peterborough, Ontario – Turn right on to Hwy 28 towards Lakefield, then left on County Rd. 33 into Lakefield, right onto Water St. (County Rd. 32). Slight right onto Queen St. (IGA on the right corner), left onto Bridge St. (Country Rd. 29) follow out of Lakefield, right onto 8th Line of Smith follow up to the 4 way stop; take a right on to Buckhorn Rd. (County Rd. 23) continue through the town of Selwyn and follow until Curve Lake Rd. (County Rd. 22), turn left and follow into Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake Rd. (County Rd. 22) becomes Mississauga St. – continue on Mississauga St. until the 4 way stop intersection of Mississauga St. and Chemong Rd. – turn left down Chemong Rd. South then left on to Whetung St. East.
Directions from Orillia, Ontario:
Travel on the Trans Canada Hwy (12) East – left on towards Argyle on Concession 5 Thorah/Glenarm Rd. (County Rd. 15) continue towards Fenelon Falls; turn right onto Hwy 35 then left onto Victoria Rd. into Fenelon Falls; Victoria Rd. becomes Helen St, left onto Hwy 121 (Colborne St.), right onto County Rd. 8 follow to Bobcaygeon; Hwy 8 (North St.) slight right onto Duke St., then left on Main St. – continue straight onto Hwy 36 through the town of Buckhorn, right onto Curve Lake Rd. and follow into Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake Rd. (County Rd. 22) becomes Mississauga St. – continue on Mississauga St. until the 4 way stop intersection of Mississauga St. and Chemong Rd. – turn left down Chemong Rd. South then left on to Whetung St. East.
Great weekend at Curve Lake pow wow….even with rain and thunderstorms. Seeing friends and family….seeing and speaking to my Elders….sharing stories and jokes….my partner coming for the day….having so many appreciate one’s work (even buying some)….women hand drummers singing in a circle next to our booth….drummers and dancers….other vendors (so many friends made)….sacred fire….Sunday breakfast….mainly being home….all of this was just great.
I sold the painting On a Loons Back to a visiting American couple….in the next day or so, when their vacation in Ontario ends, it will be winging its way to a new home in Oregon. Turns out they might have another earlier piece of mine too (NO not from my finger painting days….not that early….or that far back lol lol).