They're one step closer to making the Powwow become part of Canada's 150th celebration here in Drumheller.

Dry Canyon Collectables owners, Mike and Lynn Fabrick, held a silent auction on June 3 and raised just over $4,000.

"The merchants really stepped up and donated some great stuff and we had a lot of people in that purchased what we had there. We got closer to what our goal is and now with our sponsorship of our dances, we're getting closer to what our goal is for the Pow Wow," stated Mike Fabrick.

So, what's the total goal that needs to be raised?

"We're looking at just over $12,000 for the day event and we're close to it now. We're about $1,000 short, so we're at just about $11,000," Fabrick outlined.

This is something new to Drumheller's Canada Day celebration and the Fabrick's hope this will continue on.

"Our goal is to bring a pow wow to Drumheller for the first time to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday and hopefully make it an annual event because Drumheller is a neutral ground for all the tribes around this end of the province," he noted.

The event will be held at the Badlands Community Facility on Canada Day from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

"There's going to be the grand marching at 1:00 with dancers, elders and town dignitaries."

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