Program PWP-005 : Annual Traditional Community Event Celebrations
Pimicikamak Treaty Days is an annual event, which commemorates the signing of Treaty 5 on September 24, 1875 between Pimicikamak people as by represented by Tepastenum and the Treaty Commissioners representing the Queen in right of Britain.
The treaty represented peace and friendship between two nations.
This week long celebration combines both traditional and modern sporting events and entertainment. This is a time when Pimicikamak citizens come and display their sportsmanship. Traditional events include canoeing, log sawing, bannock and tea boiling, traditional feasts, traditional wear competition, marathon, soccer, swimming and log throwing. Modern sporting events include iron man, york boats races, dragon boat races, cycling, fast and slow pitch tournaments, and card games. There will also be nightly entertainment such as square dancing, music and singing contests and bingo.
Pimicikamak supports the festival to promote traditional winter events such as snow shoeing, dog mushing, sosiman, bone crushing, trap setting, and tea boiling.
By offering Pimicikamak citizens an avenue to get in touch with the traditional ways of life, it allows the people to start healing from the National Trauma they have all been subjected to.
(As of November 20, 2018, the costs reported reflect the spending of Q1 and Q2.)