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Back to HomeFeature Article - August 20, 2009 Silver Lake Pow Wow: 15 Years of Family & Culture

The Knapp family has been synonymous with the Silver Lake Pow Wow for many years. Family members Trudy Knapp, Anne Marie Wilson, and Margaret Bilow all take leadership roles in organizing the event, which draws visitors from the immediate regions and from across the province and beyond.

The Pow Wow takes place at Silver Lake Provincial Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30. Drumming, singing, and dancing will take place throughout the weekend under the watchful eye of the Pow Wow firekeeper, and there will be a host of food and craft vendors.

But there is an added element to the Silver Lake Pow Wow. It has grown and developed in concert with changes in the local Algonquin community, and has always been a gathering place for local families to get together to mark their heritage and the heritage of those who lived on these lands in the past.

It has become one of the events that marks the end of the summer in Frontenac and western Lanark Counties. Its continued success is a mark of the rejuvenation of aboriginal culture that has occurred over the past 15 years in the region. For information, call Anne Marie at 613-548-1500 ext. 106

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