Help our centre:
As of September 1st, 2013:
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre has changed locations
Our new location is:
- 250 City Centre Ave
- Ground Floor
- Ottawa, Ontario
- K1R 6K7
- Phone: 613-722-3811
Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School has moved!
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Odawa Pow Wow 2016
40th Annual Odawa Pow Wow
- 2016 Traditional
Dates: May 28 & 29, 2016
New location: 200 Moodie Drive, South of the Queensway
Gates open @ 10:00 am
Grand Entry @ 12:00 noon
FREE ADMISSION (Donations will be accepted at the gate)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601154233537387/
Vendor application forms can be found below.
Volunteers needed! Check poster for more information.
Host Drum: Ottawa River Singers
MC: Greg "Mista Wasis" Dreaver
Arena Director: Greg Meekis
Head Dancers to be decided each day.
Categories & Specials: No contests & specials this year for a traditional pow wow.
Shuttle Bus Pick Up
10am @ 510 Rideau, 10:20am @ 250 City Centre
Return pick up @ pow wow 6:15pm, with drop off at City Centre then 510 Rideau.
Space is limited, look for the big yellow school bus.
Email inquiries to: Odawapowwow@odawa.on.ca or call 613-722-3811 x241.
POW WOW FAQ's:
?: Where is the Festival?
A: 200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa Ontario. This is the south side of the Queensway, not the north side as it has typically been in years past. It is in the same general location but on the opposite side of highway 417. It is located next to the Maple Hill Urban Farm http://maplehillurbanfarm.com/contact-us/
?: Is there a host hotel for the Festival?
A: There is NO host hotel. Book hotel/motel in Kanata or Bells Corners (Richmond Rd., Moodie Dr.).
?: I would like to inquire about registering as a vendor.
A: Registration forms have been posted on this page.
?: What kind of arts & crafts can I purchase there?
A: Hand made crafts such as carvings, dreamcatchers, jewellery etc. You can also find paintings, clothing, decals & many other expressions of Native culture.
Prices for the public to purchase items are set individually by each vendor.
?: What kind of food can I find there?
A: Lots of wild meats such as Moose, Cariboo, Deer, Buffalo etc. Walleye, Arctic Char, Wild Rice & Indian Tacos are popular as well. Each vendor brings their own recipies so menu items change slightly from year to year.
?: What is prohibited at this event?
A: Drugs, alcohol & pets (guide dogs allowed).
?: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes but since it is held outside, the ground conditions may pose a bit of a challenge on mobility.
?: Are non-Native people welcome to attend?
A: YES! Everyone is welcome!
For further information and questions send an email to: