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The Celebration of Culture committee invites you to the upcoming Celebration of Culture 2024. In partnership with The Salvation Army and Indigenous Pathways, this annual event is an opportunity for all nations to gather and learn from Indigenous peoples as we join on the journey of reconciliation.

Date: Aug 23-25, 2024 

Location: Pine Lake Camp, Alberta

We are excited to announce that this year's Celebration of Culture focuses on the theme, Honoring the Sacred.

What to Expect:

    • Opportunities to learn from Indigenous knowledge- keepers
    • Welcoming spaces to join in Indigenous ceremonies and traditions
    • Creating spaces to talk about reconciliation and right relations

Come celebrate, learn and dance with us!



Q 1. When & How do I register?

On May 1, 2024, the registration link will go live on

Q 2. How much does the Celebration of Culture cost?

Registration fees are $200 for adults and $150 for children under the age of 12. These fees cover the cost of accommodations, 3 meals & 2 snacks. If you need additional supports to be able to attend, please email

Q 3. Is this a family friendly event?

We love being able to offer a learning weekend that includes all generations. No matter your age, there is a place for you in the circle! (P.S. Caregivers- there are some dedicated child care moments throughout the weekend as well).

Q 4. Can I bring my pets?

Unfortunately, to accommodate a safe space for everyone, pets are unable to stay in the cabins.

Q 5. Can you explain the accommodations please?

Pine Lake Camp is a beautiful place with up-to-date accommodations. There are four large cabins with five bunk bed-style rooms. To best use our space and find a place to sleep for everyone- it will be shared accommodations. Please let us know if there are any specific people you would like to room with in the registration process.

Q 6. HELP!! I have some dietary concerns/ allergies and I’ll be hungry!

Lucky for you our cooks are amazing!!! They will try their hardest to ensure that your dietary needs are met with delicious alternatives! Please let us know in the registration process so we are prepared well in advance.

Q 7. Will I be able to find transportation from either Calgary or Edmonton airports to Pine Lake Camp?

Yes, there is! When you register, please confirm your travel arrangements and someone will email you in August to confirm your arrival & departure times. The registration team will confirm your pick-up time, location, and driver the week before you arrive.

Q 8. What time should I arrive at the camp?

Registration opens at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 23rd.

Q 9. I have to cancel my registration due to unforeseen circumstances. Can I get a refund?

Although we would have loved for you to join us, we understand that emergencies and other commitments can change plans. We just need more than 48 hours notice before the event. Please contact to help with a refund. Just a reminder that it will take a few weeks for the refund to be processed.

Q 10. Will the powwow go ahead if it’s raining?

Bring your raingear because rain or shine the powwow is happening!

Q 11. I’m not Indigenous - can I participate in the ceremonies and powwow??

Throughout this weekend there will be opportunities to participate in Indigenous Ceremonies. Each ceremony is different and will have different protocols. You are encouraged to listen to the knowledge-keeper and participate when invited. At our powwow, the MC will let you know when it’s your time to join in! There are round dances, intertribals, and other times when the MC will call every Nation to dance! If in doubt, find a committee member and ask!

Q 12. I have more questions - who should I talk to?

Once you register, we hope that all your questions should be answered- but if there are more questions- please reach out to

Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration! Be sure to register early to secure your spot. 


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For any inquiries, please contact Captain Crystal Porter at