Lucky accidents

by lulujane on June 21, 2009

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This afternoon I was on my way to the Sandwich Revival Art Show.  I knew the general area where it was located but wasn’t totally clear on exactly where.  I drove north on Sandwich Street from the expressway and cut over to Russell Street.  As soon as I saw congested parking and a crowd of people I parked my car and walked over.

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To my surprise and delight I walked into Windsor’s Second Annual Aboriginal Gathering – Pow Wow with traditional native drumming and dancing.  Lucky accident for me.

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I talked with the mother of one of the young dancers. She told me that this was a small Pow-Wow compared to others.

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Because of the small size of the group there weren’t a lot of dancers, but the ones who were there poured their heart and soul into their movements creating great imagery with their finery.

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I enjoyed watching the energetic dancers and their flying colours.

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The sun was beating overhead with not much shade.

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For a few years I have been wanting to go to a Pow-Wow to see the dancers in their regalia. This was a happy coincidence for me today.

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It was getting hot for the dancers, they continued to sweat, and just kept dancing anyway.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Brenda deBlauw 06.21.09 at 6:27 pm

A lucky day for you, Linda! The photos are beautiful …. I love the little girl wrapped in a blanket. Also, the young woman with the profile. Gee, it’s difficult to really choose, isn’t it?

Darren 06.22.09 at 7:12 am

I’m glad you were able to make it. I heard about it on CJAM yesterday morning and was going to go too, but went downtown after the skateboard meeting.

Wayne Barry 06.22.09 at 12:25 pm

Thank you for posting these amazing pictures!!
Glad you had a great time.. We at Can-Am look forward to seeing you again next year!

Melanie Garant 06.23.09 at 10:27 am

Wow what an amazing photo blog of our celebratory weekend 😀 You have captured our community members beautifully!!! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your time down on the waterfront with us.

lulujane 06.30.09 at 5:10 am

Hello again Wayne…. am thinking this morning about Can-Am. I have a piece of exercise equipment called Gazelle. I haven’t been using it. It is in new condition, and I would like to donate it to the Can-Am center if your organization might have a use for it.

Dawn 07.19.09 at 5:07 pm

Wow – the boy in blue is my student. Cool! I always wanted to see him dressed in his native costume! Thanks for the happy accident!!

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