Oki Matapiiks, we are excited to host the Every Child Matters Traditional Powwow on September 30th at the Scotiabank Saddledome, here are some important things to know about the event.
Attending The Powwow & Festivities
As indicated in the poster above, the event start time is at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 6:00 p.m.
Please don’t forget a non-perishable food item, article of winter clothing, or new children’s skateboarding shoes for entry. All public attendees are asked to enter the Saddledome through the west entrance, a map is posted further down the page as well as our Siksika Health Services social pages on event day. Parking for all attendees & staff is at regular Saddledome rates, $15 per vehicle
Some general information & photography guidelines for those attending:
Registration for dancers will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Telus Club entrance (see map below) and will move closer to the floor of the Scotiabank Saddledome prior to the start of the powwow. Please be advised that there is no floor seating, however dancers will be able to sit in the Telus Club area for close access to the floor.
Categories for dancers:
Map of entrances at Scotiabank Saddledome
Every Child Matters Maatapiiks Gathering Pre-Event (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
This is a free to attend event and will take place before the Powwow, attendees will enjoy a concert featuring 3 local Indigenous acts and a hoop dancing demonstration.
This will run alongside a community skate session with Cousins Skateboarding. Performers to include, Jax Running Rabbit, MorningStar, Double Rider, & N.D.N Family.
According to Cousins Skateboarding, the local skate scene has come together to support a number of important initiatives, and we hope to involve our engage the wider skate community in reconciliACTION – bringing all peoples together in the spirit of reconciliation to create awareness, share, and learn.
Their goal tomorrow is to collect 50 pairs of new skate shoes that will then be shared with youth in a number of communities in Treaty 7. If you are able, please feel free to donate them to the crew when you attend.