Odawa Pow Wow 2023

44th Annual Traditional Odawa Pow Wow 2023

May 27 & 28, 2023
Located at the Canadian Police College at 1 Sandridge Road, Ottawa, ON

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre presents the 44th Annual Traditional Pow Wow on May 27 & 28, 2023.

Information available:

  1. Craft Vendor Registration Form
  2. Food Vendor Registration Form
  3. CLICK HERE to donate to support the Pow Wow

Additional information to follow:

  1. Schedule of Events
  2. Parking
  3. Shuttle Services

23rd Annual Ottawa Indigenous Children & Youth Pow Wow

Join Odawa on March 25th for the 23rd Annual Ottawa Indigenous Children & Youth Pow Wow. Grand Entry will take place at 12 pm followed by a feast at 5 pm and an evening Round Dance at 7 pm.

Location: Shaw Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive

For further information, please call Odawa at (613) 722-3811 or email odawapowwow@odawa.on.ca.

Past Pow-Wows:

43rd Annual Odawa Pow Wow 2019 - Traditional

Date: May 25 & 26, 2019

Location: 200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Odawa Pow Wow 2019 Poster

This year's pow wow will be at the same location as years past, in the west end of Ottawa just off Moodie Drive on the ground of the Maple Hill Urban Farm. We are now accepting vendors for the May pow wow, see below for applications.

Admission: FREE (donations will be accepted at the gate)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/343021596343893/


Vendor application forms can be found below.

Volunteers needed! Call 613-722-3811 or email odawapowwow@odawa.on.ca for more information.

Additional Details

Host Drum: To be announced (TBA)

MC: Don Burnaby

Co-MC: Rhonda Doxtator

Arena Director: Amanda Fox

Head Dancers: TBA

Categories & Specials: TBA



Vendor Application Forms for 2019

Food Vendor Application Form 2019: (pdf)

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application Form 2019: (pdf)

Exhibitor Application Form 2019: (pdf)


Email inquiries to: odawapowwow@odawa.on.ca



?: Where is the Festival?
A: 200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa Ontario. This is the south side of the Queensway, not the north side as it has typically been in years past. It is in the same general location but on the opposite side of highway 417. It is located next to the Maple Hill Urban Farm http://maplehillurbanfarm.com/contact-us/

?: Is there a host hotel for the Festival?
A: There is NO host hotel. Book hotel/motel in Kanata or Bells Corners (Richmond Rd., Moodie Dr.).


?: I would like to inquire about registering as a vendor.
A: Registration forms for 2019 have been posted on this page just above.


?: What kind of arts & crafts can I purchase there?
A: Hand made crafts such as carvings, dreamcatchers, jewellery etc. You can also find paintings, clothing, decals & many other expressions of Native culture.
Prices for the public to purchase items are set individually by each vendor.


?: What kind of food can I find there?
A: Lots of wild meats such as Moose, Cariboo, Deer, Buffalo etc. Walleye, Arctic Char, Wild Rice & Indian Tacos are popular as well. Each vendor brings their own recipies so menu items change slightly from year to year.


?: What is prohibited at this event?
A: Drugs, alcohol & pets (guide dogs allowed).


?: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes but since it is held outside, the ground conditions may pose a bit of a challenge on mobility.


?: Are non-Native people welcome to attend?
A: YES! Everyone is welcome!


For further information and questions send an email to: