By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, SD&G, AKWESASNE – Plenty, is exactly what there is to do this weekend.
Don't miss the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow this weekend.
The doors are wide open to the region’s historical sites, this Saturday and Sunday- free of charge. Step foot in the legendary Cornwall Jail, a prison with a haunted past. Or check out the public library’s basement, a former fallout shelter in the Cold War. Pick up a location map at the Cornwall and Counties Tourism office (11 Water St. East). For more information, visit here. To read a Seaway News article on Doors Open, click here.
You can hit the skies, too. C.O.P.A. for Kids and the Cornwall Flying Club (CFC) is offering free airplane rides (limited). That’s right. Free. Flying. It starts bright and early at the Cornwall Regional Airport. Canadian Owners & Pilots Association for Kids and the CFC are throwing their Autumn Rally this Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. The event is designed to show younger generations the sky offers no limits in a career as a pilot. BBQ will be served. For more information, visit here.
Then, head across the St. Lawrence River to witness Aboriginal culture at the annual Akwesasne International Pow-Wow. A wide array of First Nations art, food and dancers are at the two-day event. The scene is sure to be set ablaze by the annual event’s popular Smoke Dancers. The Pow-Wow will take place at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena (Turtle Dome) on Cornwall Island, across the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall. The gates open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and the 'Grand Entry' will kick-off both days at noon. General admission is $8 and $5 for children from six to 12. Seniors and children under the age of six get in for free. Two-day bracelets are available this year for $12.00. For more information, visit here. To read a Seaway News article on the Pow-Wow, click here.