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Mini Powwow highlight of events at Recreation Complex
Posted: July 6, 2016
On Saturday, July 2nd, the East St. Paul Recreation Complex was the site of a full day of family activities.
Mayor Shelley Hart with BON Councillors Desjarlais and Prince
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) presented a mini powwow with drummers and several styles of dancers including hoop, traditional, jingle and grass. The powwow was lead by Elder Ralph Kent who described the meaning of all the powwow elements. In recognition of our Centennial, a special presentation was made to East St. Paul by BON Councillors Desjarlais and Prince - a star blanket in the Centennial colours. Following the powwow, the members of BON prepared a feast for all in attendance. Bison stew, bannock, sweet rice and berries were on the menu but it was the fellowship at the event that everyone will remember.
During the day, the recreation grounds were filled with family activities including a petting zoo, bouncers, a giant slide, face painting and clowns. In the evening, the arena showcased local pop rock band Panicland. The drummer of Panicland is East St. Paul's own Travis Hunnie.
The day had something for everyone and continued the weekend events celebrating East St. Paul's Centennial.