June 21, 2017 2:30AM Celebration
The 20th Annual National Aboriginal Day
Grassick Park , 4th Ave and Cameron
The 20th Annual National Aboriginal Day Community Celebration is a free event for all citizens who wish to participate. This event provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to come together, celebrate and recognize the cultures and contributions of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada, while enjoying some free family fun! Cultural teachings are planned throughout the day and include; a Grand Entry with First Nations Veterans, Elders and dignitaries. Traditional dance demonstrations, an interactive cultural activities tent will host fun interactive activities such as quizzes that test your knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people’s culture and history. There will also be chances to win prizes in this tent and the tipi on display will be host to Aboriginal storytelling. We will have our Elders’ tent which is always a special place for our community Elders to relax, visit and enjoy entertainment and activities. Elders’ will also have the chance to win prizes in their tent. Lacrosse demonstrations will be available from the Fighting Sioux Lacrosse team where you can learn about this sport that has its origins as a tribal game played by Aboriginal people. Family components of the day include Dino Bouncers and face painting, arts and crafts area and free family photo’s which is always a big hit and at the supper hour, we host a free community BBQ. There will be entertainment provided throughout the day by Aboriginal musicians. Fiddle music and jigging competitions is also on the agenda. We are very proud to announce that in celebration of the event’s 20th Anniversary we have organized a Fireworks show at 10:00 pm from the old Saskatchewan Roughriders practice field. This entirely free event it will be held in Regina’s North Central neighborhood at Grassick Park Playground located at Cameron and 4th Avenue. This event is open to the public and provides opportunities for all cultures to develop their understanding of First Nation's culture, customs and traditions while enjoying free family fun in their own neighborhood. It also goes a long way in dispelling some of the negative images of this particular area of our city.