Be Part of This Year's Event

Nya:weh (thank-you) for taking an interest in our event. The Grand River Pow-wow Committee is truly humbled by the support of all dancers and singers since the inception of the Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Pow-wow. 

Registration Process

Registration times:

Friday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Grand Entry:

Saturday at Noon and 7:00pm

Sunday at Noon

This year's dance special

We're proud to present the Shognosh Family 2nd Annual "Sugar Bear Showdown" in memory of Sugar Bear Shognosh.

A spectacular fancy dancer with a unique style of spins, footwork and his sunglasses. He traveled to many powwows across Indian country. Sugar Bear was integral in bringing Powwow to the Great Lakes region in the 1970's and to Walpole Island with "Sugar Bear's Powwow". Later on in life Sugar Bear continued to travel to many Native communities to work with the people and share his knowledge of traditional practices and way of life. He carried himself with dignity, integrity and pride that brought many people together. His love for powwow, his people and his family was second to none.


Prizes to be Won

CategoryFirstSecondThirdFourth
Golden Age (50 + Over)    
Male - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Male - Grass/Fancy (combined)$1,000$800$600$400
Female - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Female - Jingle/Fancy (combined)$1,000$800$600$400
Adult (18-49)    
Male - Traditional, Grass, Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Female - Traditional, Jingle, Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Teen (13-17)    
Male - Traditional, Grass, Fancy$400$300$200$150
Female - Traditional, Jingle, Fancy$400$300$200$150
Kids (6-12)    
Male - Traditional, Grass, Fancy$200$150$100$75
Female - Traditional, Jingle, Fancy$200$150$100$75
Committee Special    
Women's Old Style Jingle$400$300$200$100
Drum$5,000$3,500$2,500$2,000
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Looking to participate? We have secured special rates for our dancers at local hotels.


Camping is also available within the park. Secure your spot early.

Get Directions

Our event is held at Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park, easily accessible from London or Toronto via highway 403. 

Click here for indepth directions