A growing tradition
Second annual Mawio’mi in Grand Falls-Windsor doubles in size
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.
Fancy dancer Erica (Samms) Hurley at the second annual Mawio’mi in Grand Falls-Windsor June 23.