Fort McKay First Nation 2018 Treaty Days
Fort McKay First Nation is one of the most progressive First Nation communities in Canada. Every year we welcome visitors from all around the world to learn about our community, our culture and our businesses.
Our largest annual celebration is the Fort McKay Treaty Days. Visitors to this four day event have the opportunity to celebrate our culture and participate in a variety of events. Our guests’ numbers for this event range from 1000 – 3000 over the weekend. During Treaty Days we gladly host friends and family from other Aboriginal communities and of course, our business partners and supporters in the oil industry.
Festivities begin with the Fort McKay Group of Companies hosting the golf tournament on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. Activities continue all weekend starting with the community prize Bingo and Baseball Tournament. Friday will see a number of traditional events throughout the day kicking off with the parade and the tug-of-war. Industry support and participation in both these events is tremendous with the whole community coming out to watch. The very popular corporate tug-of-war continues to draw large crowds. Everyone enjoys watching the giants of industry, and of our community, pit brawn against brawn. There are a number of kids’ activities such as bouncy castles, face painting and races. These events are often a favourite for families. This year, along with our Treaty Days events, we will also be opening our brand new Continuing Care Facility, where our Elders will have a place to receive the specialize care they need while be able to remain in the community.
We are also excited to announce that we will be hosting a special concert with George Canyon on Friday, June 22nd.
Once again this year, Fort McKay First Nation will be hosting a Traditional one-day Pow Wow which will open with a traditional ceremony of the pipe, a Grand Entry which includes all the different styles of pow wow dancers, specials such as hoop dance, iron man/woman and drum contests.
Fort McKay Treaty Days always ends with a bang with our grand finale fireworks show which lights up the sky above the Athabasca River. Fireworks will take place on Saturday, June 23rd.
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