A powwow in Fort Langley this weekend will offer three days packed with traditional dance and drumming competitions, ethnic food, as well as tribal arts and crafts from the Kwantlen First Nation people.
For the second year in a row, the reincarnated Kwantlen powwow is being held at the Gabriel Lane sports park, on McMillan Island, and literally thousands of people are expected to attend, said Brandon Gabriel, one of the organizers.
The powwow begins Friday, Aug. 24, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The traditional opening ceremonies and grand entry are slated for 7 p.m.
Festivities continue Saturday and Sunday, with the doors opening and a pancake breakfast served up each day at 10 a.m. Traditional salmon and bannock will be served up all weekend.
Grand entries are also planned for 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission to the family-oriented event is by donation.