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Celebrating Aboriginal Day

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

The Portage Friendship Centre's annual Aboriginal Day celebration is coming up June 21 when the community can gather together to celebrate First Nations and Metis culture.

Things get underway at Island Park on June 21 at 1 p.m. for a free day of entertainment food, and family fun.

The event will include a barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs as well as more traditional foods such as bannock and soup, and entertainment including pow-wow dancers and drummers, and more contemporary rock and country artists like Brothers in Stone.

The kids section will have all kind of fun for the little ones including face painting and a tug-o-war.

"I think it's just a marvelous opportunity for everybody in the community to come out and enjoy examples of both traditional and contemporary First Nations and Metis cultures," said Stuart Alcorn, executive director of the Portage Friendship Centre. "Sharing is one of the mainstays of our cultural ethics so we get a chance to share our way of life and our cultures with everyone."

For more information on this event call 239-6333.

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