The 3 Grand Entries are the spectacular
highlight of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival. The entire
family will enjoy the visually stunning display as nearly
1000 native dancers and drum singing groups from across
North America join together on the floor of the SkyDome.
Each of the Pow Wow ceremonies begins with the Grand
Entry, when all dancers enter the Dance Circle for the
first time. The pageantry and drama of the Grand Entry
make it one of the most beautiful traditional Aboriginal
ceremonies and a must see for anyone interested in native
culture and customs.
The Grand Entries this year, three
- Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and again
on Sunday at noon, will feature colour parties from
at least twelve foreign countries.
For those not familiar with Pow Wows,
it is one of the oldest, most important and colourful
Pow Wows traditionally have been dedicated
to warriors and a way of giving thanks to the Creator
for all that Mother Earth provides for Her people. In
short a "Thanksgiving" ceremony.
The Pow Wow is the center piece of
the Canadian Aboriginal Festival with visitors from
all parts of Canada and around the world gathered in
Toronto at the Rogers Centre to witness this most beautiful
Please note: all peoples of all races
and creeds are invited. In fact you do us honour by
attending this great offering to the Creator.