Hamilton -- Sessions exploring ancient prophecies, one-on-one time with traditional healers, and an opportunity to witness Canada's largest pow-wow, showcase the most unique entertainment experience of 2009 at the upcoming Canadian Aboriginal Festival. Slated for November 27-29, this dramatic and entertaining celebration of aboriginal music and culture takes place for the first time in its 16-year run at Copps Coliseum.
The show organizing committee is encouraging people of all ages and cultures to experience the event.
Don’t miss the Grand Entry to Canada’s largest Pow Wow at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and12:00 noon on Sunday. This incredibly stirring event attracts over 1,000 dancers from every corner of North America, and their entrance into the stadium in full regalia, to the awe-inspiring rhythm of native drums is absolutely awe-inspiring.
The Festival weekend offers entertainment and areas of interest for the whole family…the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and Education Day on Friday November 27th and amateur Lacrosse Skills Competition on Saturday the 28th, with outstanding music, performing arts, and traditional foods, 250 booths of unique shopping, traditional teaching and wellness information throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, the Festival also offers some engaging and enlightening sessions as part of the Traditional Teachings Program, including; 2012 Mystery and other ancient prophecies. Moderated by Alonso Mendez, an astronomer and artist from the Maya culture of the Tzeltal and Tzotzil and Dr, Ed Barnhart, television personality and Mayan archaeologist, these sessions from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. investigate and debunk scientific and ancient predictions of a major global catastrophe in 2012.
Traditional Healers share their Teachings also takes place Sunday, November 29th from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon offers both private one-on-one healing sessions (contact ), as well as group workshops, led by Wendy Luckey, a traditional Shaman and Healer that helps people rediscover their natural balance and inner harmony. Leonard McCallum, a Cree First Nation Healer, uses the Medicine Wheel to help people find their inner giftedness and true potential.
Young women realizing their full potential, is also the underlying theme of “Confidence Meets Fashion”. This show features the work of Canada’s top aboriginal designers and models, who are graduates of confidence and skill-building workshops. This event showcases beauty in all shapes and shades, providing a positive, life-affirming view of the fashion industry.
Festival Hours are from 9:30 am to 9 pm on Saturday, November 28 and 9:30 am to 6 pm, on Sunday, November 29. Adult tickets are $12.75 Saturday and $10.50 Sunday. Children 12 yrs and under $5.25. Family and “Full Festival” Packs available.
Visitors are advised to arrive early to take-in the Main Stage Performances, which feature some of North America’s outstanding traditional artists. First time visitors are encouraged to drop by on Sunday, to enjoy a more leisurely, less crowded day at the Festival.
For more information visit the official festival website at www.canab.com or call 519-751-0040. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or through Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place.
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