CBE Traditional Pow-wow: Honouring our past, united in our future
May. 25, 2015
The CBE hosted a Traditional Pow-wow at Crescent Heights High School on May 14. Run in conjunction with Crescent Heights High School’s 100th Centennial Celebration, the Traditional Pow-wow showcased and honoured Aboriginal culture within the CBE and the greater Calgary community.
Pow-wows mark a time in Aboriginal culture of celebration, healing, and spiritual growth within and amongst communities. Approximately 200 dancers and 60 drummers, many of whom were current or former CBE students, took part in the community gathering.
Countless Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student and staff volunteers from Crescent Heights High School, Valley Creek School, Colonel MacLeod School, and the CBE’s Aboriginal Education Team supported the event.
The CBE would like to thank our key community partners at the YMCA Calgary, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, the Calgary Foundation, and the United Way of Calgary for helping to provide both generous financial and volunteer support to ensure that this event was successful.