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: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grand Entry:

Saturday at Noon and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday at Noon

This Year's Dance Specials

We're proud to present the Shognosh Family 3rd 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 travelled to many powwows across Indian country. Sugar Bear was integral in bringing Powwow to the Great Lakes region in the 1970s 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.

Bernice Montour Women's
Golden Age Special

Women's Golden Age 50+ Traditional Special
1st place - $500 + star quilt and 4 tier beaded necklace
2nd place - $400
3rd place - $300
4th place - $200  
In honour of Bernice Montour's 85th Birthday
sponsored by the Montour family. 
 

Ascension Harjo Family 
Men's Fancy Dance Special

Teen boys vs teen girls 13-19.
First place boy will win $500.00 and a set of bustles.
First place girl will win $500.00 and a beaded accessory set.
These two will dance off for the overall winner and that person will receive an additional $1,000.00 plus a jacket.
Other places TBA

Prizes to be Won

CategoryFirstSecondThirdFourth
Golden Age (55+)    
Men - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Men - Grass/Fancy Combined$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Jingle/Fancy Combined$1,000$800$600$400
Senior Adult (36-54)    
Men - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Men - Grass$1,000$800$600$400
Men - Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Jingle$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Junior Adult (18-35)    
Men - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Men - Grass$1,000$800$600$400
Men - Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Traditional$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Jingle$1,000$800$600$400
Women - Fancy$1,000$800$600$400
Teen (13-17)    
Men - Traditional$400$300$200$150
Men - Grass$400$300$200$150
Men - Fancy$400$300$200$150
Women - Traditional$400$300$200$150
Women - Jingle$400$300$200$150
Women - Fancy$400$300$200$150
Kids (6-12)    
Boys - Traditional$200$150$100$75
Boys - Grass$200$150$100$75
Boys - Fancy$200$150$100$75
Girls - Traditional$200$150$100$75
Girls - Jingle$200$150$100$75
Girls - Fancy$200$150$100$75
Drum    
Drum$7,000$5,000$3,000$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 Park, easily accessible from London or Toronto via highway 403. 

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