As I continue along on my journey through this course, and towards my final project, I’ve been looking for live events that I could attend this summer, that are relatively geographically close-by. Lucky for me, I have quite a few options! Here is a list and description of local events taking place around the Toronto area that I hope to attend and experience:
July 10 – 26 & August 7 – 9 (to coincide with the Para/Panam Games): Aboriginal Pavilion @ http://www.alppavilion.ca/
From the website: “The Pavilion will bring together Indigenous peoples from across the Americas to celebrate, share and learn through our exciting programming…At the very heart of the Aboriginal Pavilion is the Cultural Village which will consist of four traditional houses. Each one representative of a specific Indigenous community or a collective of individuals from an Indigenous group or region. The traditional houses are a visual and symbolic representation of Indigenous peoples coming together for the purpose of providing a rich experience that’s culturally appropriate, educational, and enriching.”
Summer-long: Ontario Pow Wows @ http://calendar.powwows.com/events/categories/pow-wows/pow-wows-in-ontario/ (I’m hoping to make it to the Oshweken Pow Wow with family!)
August 12 – A Tribe Called Red in Yonge & Dundas Square (group touring info @ http://atribecalledred.com/tour/ If you don’t know their music, do yourself a favour and check them out (e.g. in this commercial for the ParaPanam Games!)
Are there any events you guys are planning on hitting up this summer?