VAHS Competition Pow Wow

VAHS Competition Pow Wow

hoop dancer Alex Wells

VAHS Competition Pow Wow

VAHS is organizing a competition Pow Wow on Saturday, August 27 at the Vancouver Japanese Hall! All are welcome to dance and gather for healing, ceremony, and cultural sharing.

The 13 dance categories (with top 3 cash prizes!) are as follows:

  • Golden Men (55+), all styles combined: $400 / $200 / $100
  • Golden Women (55+), all styles combined: $400 / $200 / $100
  • Junior Boys (7–12), all styles combined: $100 / $75 / $50
  • Junior Girls (7–12), all styles combined: $100 / $75 / $50
  • Teen Boys (13–17), all styles combined: $200 / $150 / $100
  • Teen Girls (13–17), all styles combined: $200 / $150 / $100
  • Women (18–54) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle: $400 / $200 / $100 per style
  • Men (18–54) Traditional, Grass, Chicken, Fancy: $400 / $200 / $100 per style

Note: We are using "men" and "women" in these categories to reference the different dance styles, but all categories are gender-inclusive and we support everyone to dance in the style of their choice within their age range.

To help keep the Pow Wow safe, inclusive, and healing for all, please note the following guidelines:

  • All are supported to dance in the category of their choice, regardless of gender identity or expression
  • Blood quantum has no place here — all are welcome to attend and dance
  • VAHS staff and the Crazy Indians Brotherhood (CIB) will be keeping the area safe — you will find us in VAHS shirts or CIB vests. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave for disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour at any time
  • We kindly ask all to not consume drugs or alcohol while in the space, but we will have a list of supervised consumption sites open nearby

pow wow, saturday august 27 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM at vancouver japanese hall (487 alexander st.)

A special Pow Wow hotel rate with Accent Inns Burnaby is available from August 26–28 at $179+tax per night (standard room). All attendees, dancers, and drummers are encouraged to use this special rate. Click here for more information, and use the rate code POWWOW22 when booking your stay.