Fort McKay First Nation 2017 Treaty Days
Fort McKay First Nation is one of the most progressive First Nation communities in Canada. Every year we welcome visitors from all around the world to learn about our community, our culture and our businesses.
Our largest annual celebration is the Fort McKay Treaty Days. Visitors to this four day event have the opportunity to celebrate our culture and participate in a variety of events. Our guests’ numbers for this event range from 1000 – 3000 over the weekend. During Treaty Days we gladly host friends and family from other Aboriginal communities and of course, our business partners and supporters in the oil industry.
Festivities begin with the Fort McKay Group of Companies hosting the golf tournament on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. Activities continue all weekend starting with the community prize Bingo and Baseball Tournament. Friday will see a number of traditional events throughout the day kicking off with the parade and the tug-of-war. Industry support and participation in both these events is tremendous with the whole community coming out to watch. The very popular corporate tug-of-war continues to draw large crowds. Everyone seems to enjoy watching the giants of industry, and of our community, pit brawn against brawn. There are a number of kids’ activities such as bouncy castles, face painting and races. These events are often a favourite for families.
We are extremely excited to announce this year Fort McKay will be hosting a Traditional one-day Pow wow, opening with traditional ceremony of the pipe, a Grand Entry which includes all the different styles of pow wow dancers, specials such as hoop dance, iron man/woman and drum contests.
Fort McKay Treaty Days always ends with a bang, the grand finale fireworks extravaganza which lights up the sky above the Athabasca River.
We invite you to go over our detailed sponsorship and donation opportunities attached HERE.