Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wikwemikong powwow

This year we chose to go to Wiki powwow a couple of days early so that we could do some sight seeing on Manitoulin Island. Last year we had missed the Ferry so we were all really looking forward to taking it this year. We arrived early and watched the ferry arrive from the Island to load up.

It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed sitting on deck and feeling the wind in our hair. Some of us got a bit queasy inside so I'm glad it was such a nice day that we could be on deck.

We spent some time at Providence Bay beach and it was gorgeous. Sandy beaches and nice boardwalk. I think you can tell what the water felt like. It looked so inviting...

We tried something new and went horeseback riding. It was the first time for everyone except me. It's funny how you seem to end up with a horse that matches your personality. J's kept wandering off and eating. lol.

I didn't get many photos at the powwow itself because the grounds were so dusty that I didn't want to have problems with the camera because of it. Here is K in the Jr Girls fancy shawl special honouring Francesca Pheasant. K took 2nd Place!!

This was a great trip and Wiki really showed us the love as we all placed in our respective categories. I am so proud of Derek for his win. If I can manage it I will put video up. I was happy to be able to visit with some old friends and it was pretty cool to run into a lady that works for the city of Markham who had us come and perform there a couple of times. They just happened to be camping on the Island during the powwow and sometimes it really seems it's a small world.

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