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June 2019

Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Keeping Strong Through Culture & Language. Come out and help celebrate the diversity and rich history of the Indigenous people of Canada. Open and free to all! June 17, 2019; 11am - 2pm; Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE Food served with artisans and resources on site.

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Thunder VR Launch Party

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) is launching ‘Thunder’ a virtual reality experience that allows the player to learn a traditional Indigenous story and Blackfoot words. Thunder VR is a first of its kind experience that brings technology and traditional Indigenous storytelling together in a compelling and educational way. The player engages in a thousand year old story of why and how Indigenous people honour and celebrate Thunder, and the good he brings to our environment, while embarking on…

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Job Boost Info Session

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

An information session about loans from momentum to help remove those job barriers.

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Medicine Wheel Warrior’s – Invitation

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join USAY at our 2nd Annual Superhero Unveiling Gala that celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Week and Indigenous children and youth in Calgary. The event is the finale of our Medicine Wheel Warrior's Program, which engaged Indigenous children and youth to re-imagine themselves as superheroes that can make positive change in their community. Indigenous children from Niitsitapi Aboriginal Learning Centre were challenged to rethink of themselves as superheroes that can make change in their communities. The participants learned about Medicine Wheel teachings…

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People’s Gathering

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

From 11am-1pm, there will be traditional drumming, dancing, an Indigenous market and a performance by Damase Elis! Be sure to stop by this free, family-friendly event next Friday in downtown Calgary! ***Please note that the location has CHANGED due to weather. The People's Gathering will be happening at the Alex, which is located on 2840 2 Ave SE.

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Family Day & PowWow

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Free Pancake Breakfast, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and more! Registration opens @ 11:00 AM and grand entry begins at 12:00 PM.

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Free Family Social BBQ

June 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Food, art, crafts, and info booths. Swing down, everything is free.

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July 2019

Indigenous Showcase and Powwow

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Celebrate this Canada Day on Prince’s Island Park at Bow Valley College’s Indigenous Showcase and Powwow. Enjoy traditional dancing, cultural teachings, children’s activities, and an artisan market. Free admission – everyone is welcome.

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Stampede BBQ

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Food, entertainment and prizes!

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USAY Backpack Giveaway

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Face painting, Indian Tacos, Cotton Candy, Sno-Kones & Health & Resource *you MUST be registered to receive a backpack

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