Princeton powwow draws crowd

Groups travelled from as far away as Williams Lake for the second annual Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival in Princeton.

A tiny-tot dancer holds onto an adult’s hand as he performs at the Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival held from April 6 to 8 in Princeton.

A tiny-tot dancer holds onto an adult’s hand as he performs at the Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival held from April 6 to 8 in Princeton.



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Princeton residents and Upper Similkameen band members crowded into the high school’s gym for the second annual Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival from April 6 to 8.

The three-day powwow was extended from last year because of its success.

Drum groups played as dancers from all over B.C. competed for specials in Men’s Traditional, Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Women’s Jingle, Team Boys Combined and Team Girls Combined.

Groups travelled from as far away as Williams Lake to take part.

Even the youngest children – some under a year old – danced in regalia at the festival.

Artists were on site making dream catchers and beaded crafts to sell.

First Nations food was surved at the concession, including elk stew and bannock.

An art exhibit with colourful paintings and statues was displayed.

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