Circles for Reconciliation (CFR) served up over 600 hot dogs and burgers at this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day which took place on June 21 at Sargeant Tommy Prince Place in Winnipeg’s North End.
Close to 800 people attended our first ever summer solstice event enjoying the performances of invited PowWow dancers, Inuit Throat Singers, the music of Morgan Grace on fiddle accompanied by Steven Ginther on guitar as well as the affable antics provided by Charles Lauder, aka, Sleepy the Clown. Attendees also witnessed the building of a traditional Indigenous Teepee, courtesy of Retired Corporal Lester V. Houle of the RCMP Aboriginal Policing Services.
We would like to thank all those who helped make National Indigenous Peoples Day a huge celebration!
Our long list of appreciation includes a number of volunteers from the schools, resource agencies, individuals and teams of volunteers, the 7 Eleven truck and caterers and staff at Sgt. Tommy Prince Place, the entertainers, exhibitors, artisans, CFR Facilitators and Staff and so much more! We received welcome donations of water, snacks, books and items for the prize draws.