National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 | 5pm - 8pm | Centennial Park at Lakeshore Dr. and 42 Street*

Notice of Event Modification or Cancellation


Please note the following changes or cancellation of event activities:

  • Posted JUNE X: X is cancelled due to inclement weather
  • Posted JUNE X: X will be postponed for up to 2 hours due to inclement weather


Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Event Schedule

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5pm to 7pm

Elder Storytelling with Wilfred Butterfly and Leonard Northwest

Indigenous Food Vendors

Flute Concert with Winddancer Waskewitch

Indigenous Tea with Melita Butterfly and Kim Moccasin

Medicine Walks with Clare Butterfly

Indigenous Market

Sylvan Lake Farmer's Market

7pm to 8pm

Drum and Dance Presentation with Powwow Times

Closing Prayer

4pm - 7:30pm | Lakeshore Drive and 51 Street in the Lakefront Park Parking Lot

*In the event of poor weather, the event will be moved indoors to the NexSource Center at 4823 49 Avenue, Sylvan Lake.

Celebrating Indigenous Culture and Heritage

Indigenous People’s Day commemorates the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Traditionally, Indigenous gatherings included games, trading, dancing, food and storytelling. Celebrate the unique heritage and culture of Indigenous Peoples and experience bannock making, foraging tours, cultural crafts, storytelling, traditional dances and games in partnership with Powwow Times.

The Town of Sylvan Lake respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory, home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. These lands are traditional meeting grounds, gathering places, and travel routes for many Nations, including the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Métis, Saulteaux, and Nakota Sioux. We are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We acknowledge and thank all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Powwow Song and Dance Showcase

Experience the power of Powwow!

Powwows are powerful Indigenous gatherings where multiple generations honour traditions and practice spiritual healing. Enjoy traditional dances and songs, drummers, and singers as they embody the power of Powwow.

Storytelling by the Tipis

What's in a story?

Indigenous cultures share stories in many ways. Traditionally, stories are told by elders – known as Knowledge Keepers or Historians – as well as community members who have earned the title of Storyteller. These stories describe the creation of the world and how the world fits together.

Thank you to our event sponsors, partners and volunteers!

Projet Rediscover, Reignite, Reconnect finance par le programme Canada en fete du gouvernement du Canada
Rediscover, Reignite, Reconnect project funded by the Government of Canada Celebrate Canada program.