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Aboriginal Festival?

I usually visit Toronto for the Canadian Aboriginal Festival every November... but this year I can't find any dates or information about it. Can anyone help?

Thanks.

Lynn in Rochester, NY (a confessed Torontoholic)

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11. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

Hi, Just so you know about the Aborignal Festivals in Toronto, they stoppped having it. The reason being is that the promoters of the Festival have not paid out the last two years of winnings so as of 2012 it's been boycotted. The only other one that is the closest to Toronto is on the Reserve in Brantford. It's about 125 KM west of Toronto. Here is the website. http://grpowwow.com/geninfo.html I know how you feel because I was going to the Pow Wow the last 7 years or so. I`m disappointed myself. Any other Pow Wow`s are far up north in Ontario. Too far from Toronto.

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12. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

Both the Curve Lake First Nation (outside of Peterborough) and the Alderville First Nation (north of Cobourg) hold Pow Wows open to the public. Many of the Nations in southern Ontario do.... and easily accessible from Toronto.

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@Phpr...thank you so much. Everytime I check for Pow's in Ontario (trust me when I say I tried every search word I could think of) I kept on getting pow wow's in north Ontario only. That is great to know there are other places out there close to Toronto. They don't advertise these things well but even searching on-line is challenging. I even found one that was held at York University each year for the last 7 years but this year nothing. Thanks!

Edited: 3:43 pm, March 18, 2013
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14. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

There is a pow wow in Toronto, usually the closest weekend to June 21, which is National Aboriginal Day. It's held at Wells Hill Park, near Bathurst and St. Clair. Hosted by Na-Me-Res, the native men's residence in Toronto, you might find info on their website, www.nameres.org

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15. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

There are many pow wow near Toronto. Barrie has one, Port Perry, Curve Lake which is one of the nicer ones, Six nations, Rice Lake near Peterbrough are just a few. Almost all reserves have a pow wow.

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16. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

Na-Me-Res has their pow wow in June and Native Child and Family services put up their pow wow at Dufferin Grove park,

Also George Brown and York University have pow wows to in Toronto

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17. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

Please let me know if they are going to celebrate the Canadian Aboriginal Festival this year of 2014. Please let me know who to contact!

Yours truly,

Lynda Wilkerson

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18. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

When will the Canadian Aboriginal Festival be held this year of 2014. Please let me know who to contact! Yours truly,

Gitxsan Singer

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19. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

As my last post mentioned, they no longer have them in Toronto. It's been boycotted due to issues with the promoters. The Na-Me-re are not having it this year either (2014). They never posted anything for this year.

I went to 2 this year that were not too far from Toronto. One was the Scugog Pow Wow up in Port Perry that was held in July and the one in Alderville also in July. There is one this weekend up by Lake Simcoe by Casino Rama up in Rama, Ontario, one 2 in August up in Hagersville and one in Port Credit. York University has one each year in March up at the Keele campus. Either way it will be a bit of a drive to get to any of these. I stay within an hour and half from Toronto. After that it becomes too far of a drive. Here are some within that range.

1. Alderville www.aldervillefirstnation.ca/tourism.html

2. Curve Lake curvelakefirstnation.ca/tourism-and-culture/

3. Rama http://www.ramafirstnation.ca/powwow/

4. New Credit http://www.newcreditpowwow.com/schedule.html

5. Hagersville anishinabeknews.ca/event/…

6. Brantford has a big one called the Grande River Pow Wow by Six Nations in July.

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7. Scugog www.scugogfirstnation.com/Page.asp…

Also Google search terms such as "Aboriginal gathers" and not just pow wow's. Also, they don't always advertise them or put them on their websites. I find you have to call to find out. Alderville never advertised on their site or calendar of events. I had to call and find out. I hope that helps .

Cheers!

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20. Re: Aboriginal Festival?

Some contact info from the Aboriginal Festival website;

Head Office:

10 Woodway Trail,

Brantford ON, N3R 5Z6

Phone: 519-751-0040

Fax: 519-751-2790

E-mail: info@canab.com

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Administration:

Ron Robert

Festival Coordinator

E-mail: info@canab.com

Catherine Cornelius

Administrative Coordinator

E-mail: info@canab.com