Honour Diversity at School Pow Wow

At Century Public School, on Redpine Drive in Nepean, there’s a vibrant, multicultural community of over 300 students. Thirty-five nations are represented in the JK to Grade 6 school and now there’s a special event to showcase and applaud its diversity. You’re welcome if you’d like to attend.

“A Pow Wow will be held this Wednesday evening as a way of celebrating our collective heritage, engaging our school community and showcasing First Nations People’s customs,” says school principal Dave Petrie. “Our doors are open and we welcome the community whenever and wherever we can.”

Pow Wows are the First Nations people’s way of meeting together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones.  Pow Wows continue to be practiced as means of renewing First Nations culture and preserving the rich heritage of the people.

The Century Public School event will include dancing, drumming, singing and the chance to try an authentic Buffalo Burger.  A Master of Ceremonies will provide commentary so the audience understands the meaning of the dances and songs.

Describing the Pow Wow as being about learning, understanding, appreciation and inclusion, principal Petrie says it will remind the community about what is most important in life: values, traditions and strong and healthy relationships.  He encourages anyone who would like to attend to contact the school at 613 224-4903.

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