A grow­ing tra­di­tion

Se­cond an­nual Mawio’mi in Grand Falls-Wind­sor dou­bles in size

The Central Voice - - Year In Review -

It will only be in its third year, but or­ga­niz­ers of the an­nual Mawio’mi in Grand Falls-Wind­sor will be look­ing for a big­ger space to host the event next sum­mer.

“It’s been amaz­ing,” said Mawio’mi com­mit­tee co­or­di­na­tor Char­lene Comb­don. “We’ve seen dou­ble the vis­i­tors, dou­ble the ven­dors, it’s just been awe­some. It means our com­mu­nity is en­gag­ing and ac­cept­ing our cul­tural re­vival.”

Over 100 peo­ple turned out for the se­cond an­nual Mawio’mi at Gorge Park West on June 23, though there were also events held the pre­ced­ing and fol­low­ing day at sev­eral lo­ca­tions. Next year, Comb­don said they will likely be look­ing for some­where big­ger to host the main events.

“It means we’re grow­ing, not only lo­cally, but provin­cially, and we’re be­ing rec­og­nized,” she said.

FILE PHOTO

Fancy dancer Erica (Samms) Hur­ley at the se­cond an­nual Mawio’mi in Grand Falls-Wind­sor June 23.

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