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Wikwemikong Cultural Festival wins provincial Indigenous tourism award – Manitoulin Expositor

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201911 Views

November 8, 2019

COLLINGWOOD – The Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival received a prestigious Indigenous Tourism Award at the 2019 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. The best of the best in Ontario were celebrated at the annual Ontario tourism awards of excellence gala held October 30 in Collingwood. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry.

The Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival, dubbed the largest and longest running festival in North Eastern America, is one of Manitoulin Island’s premier summer events and increases tourism in the community. The event includes Indigenous championship singing and dancing, authentic Indigenous foods and crafts, and promoting Indigenous art and music. This event is exclusive to Indigenous vendors as a way to promote Indigenous entrepreneurism and to ensure the authenticity of goods sold. The festival hosts an interactive cultural pavilion with a series of workshops throughout the three days.

Read More: https://www.manitoulin.ca/wikwemikong-cultural-festival-wins-provincial-indigenous-tourism-award/

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