KPU hosts fourth annual powwow

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Surrey, B.C. – Celebrate aboriginal culture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) annual powwow this Saturday.

KPU Indigenous Services for Students is excited to host KPU’s fourth annual powwow at from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 in the KPU Surrey Cedar Building gymnasium, 12666-72nd Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The powwow features a dance competition with aboriginal dancers in traditional outfits moving to the beat of traditional drummers, competing in a number of categories for cash prizes. Guests can also check out a variety of aboriginal vendors from across the Lower  Mainland while experiencing the sights and sounds of the powwow.

“This is a great opportunity for the KPU community, our neighbours and our partners to connect with aboriginal culture and learn about the university’s important connection to First Nations,” said Shawn Erickson, KPU’s interim director of student engagement.

For detailed event information, including the day’s schedule of activities, visit

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at

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