Everyone is welcome to participate in the 24th annual Chief Will-Yum Father’s Day Pow Wow this weekend, hosted by the Williams Lake Indian Band in the Chief Will-Yum campsite and powwow grounds.
People will begin gathering for the pow wow this evening, Friday, June 17. The grand entry normally starts about 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 the grand entries are scheduled for about 1 p.m. each day.
John Terbasket is the master of ceremonies and Jim Edger will be the arena director. The host drum changes with each grand entry.
This is a traditional pow wow with people coming in from all around B.C. and Alberta and other locals to participate.
Everyone is welcome to come and participate or watch the dancing and ceremonies from the circular arbor grandstand.
Weekend highlights include coming out ceremonies, giveaways, hand-drumming contest, princess pageant and little braves event. On Father’s Day Sunday there will be a traditional tribute to all fathers. There will be 50/50 ticket sales and a traditional feast starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night. Concessions will be available on site all weekend.
Today, June 17, is the last day for vendors to register by calling Virginia Gilbert at 250-296-3128. The vendor fee is $75 per day or $100 for the weekend.