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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Solstice and Aboriginal Festival

Come celebrate National Aboriginal Day with 3 days of free family fun. Experience and celebrate the diverse Aboriginal cultures of the National Capital Region. The International Competition Pow Wow attracts hundreds of singers and dancers from across North America for a vibrant and lively display of our living culture. Visit the Family Fun Zone with Pan Am Games themed activities for the kids including Jumpa├» – Bunjee Trampoline and inflatables galore, Bubble Soccer, Hoop Head- a strolling stilt walking basketball comedian, “Endangered Ontario” Show with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, and much, much more! Catch non-stop cultural programming, Engaging main stage live performances, theater, cultural presentations with artists such as DJ Shub (formally of Tribe Called Red), Nelson Tagoona, Kahawi Native Dance, Hypnotist, Scott Ward and many more! Come check out the return to the much loved community program Aboriginal Canada “We Got Talent” Contest! Participate in cultural workshops and interactive arts and crafts with artists; Simon Brascoupe, Rick Hill (cradle board maker), Elizabeth Doxator (cornhusk dolls), and Tom Hill (lacrosse stick maker). Shop the Aboriginal marketplace featuring art, food and fashions from across Canada.



Little Rays Endangered Ontario

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This hour long demonstration includes 8-10 animals that are found throughout Ontario that are threatened or endangered including reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds of prey.




Traditional Games and Ancient Lacrosse

Ongoing traditional games & ancient lacrosse re-enactments & trial, Metis voyageur games, Inuit high kick games and interactive craft demonstrations (creating corn husk dolls, lacrosse sticks, baskets and more)


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Stilt Walkers!

The Ottawa Stilt Union is a theatre company based on the love of stilt performance! They’ll be walking around enjoying our festival in beautiful traditional clothing enjoying our festival. Say hello and don’t forget to take a picture with them!



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The Jumpa├» – Bunjee Trampoline

Sports Themed Family Fun Zone – bungee trampoline, precision hockey & baseball pitch, obstacle course & bubble soccer, Little Ray’s Endangered Ontario display & shows, Hoop Head (stilt walking regulation basket net/comedian) and much much more!




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Saturday June 20 – 1K Kids Dash 4:30pm or 2.5 & 5km Adult Runs 6:30 pm.
A fun, lively and colourful way to encourage healthy lifestyles!! The Medicine Wheel Colour
Run is fun for all ages and abilities with a kids dash, 2.5 and 5 km run where you will get blasted
with (water-soluble) colour! All registered runners receive a free t-shirt & medal.
www.ottawasolsticecolourrun.com

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