South Island Powwow

Date & Time: September 30, 2023 (10:00am - 11:59pm)

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Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

The Songhees Nation is partnering with the City of Victoria to host the 2nd annual South Island Powwow on September 30, 2023 on the homelands of the lək̓ʷəŋən people at Royal Athletic Park.

September 30 is a federal statutory holiday to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.

The annual South Island Powwow is an opportunity to recognize survivors and their families in the spirit of reconciliation. Through song and dance, we will celebrate traditional Indigenous cultures and resiliency.

First Nations far and wide, have been welcomed to join the Songhees Nation on this day to celebrate in their time-honoured powwow.

Last year’s inaugural South Island Powwow attracted 10,000 people during the grand entry, with more people expected to attend this year.

Admission is free. We hope you can join us.

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