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  • 5th Annual GSCS Powwow

    ​A burst of colour appeared at Thornton Park, near St. Frances School, that would make even the greenest thumbs jealous. It wasn't the flowers in full bloom that brought a sense of vibrancy to the beautiful spring day. It was students, staff, families and guests at the 5th Annual Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Powwow on Friday, June 17.

    First Nations and Métis elders, veterans and dancers were joined by division trustees and administrators to start the day with the grand entry, led by Young Thunder drummers.

    The festival-like atmosphere featured various dance competitions in different age categories. Girls participated in jingle, fancy shawl and traditional dances. Boys performed in fancy, grass, chicken and traditional dance categories.

    The powwow is a chance for First Nations and Métis students, teachers, staff and families to celebrate their culture and traditions. Board of Education Chair Diane Boyko said, "We are blessed to celebrate their rich heritage with our First Nations and Métis brothers and sisters."

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