Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each of four powwows. Some 350 dancers were registered from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, USA states of Washington, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and country of Mexico. Many of the people travel on the annual powwow circuit. Besides drum competition, Dancers competed in Men’s Chicken Special, Women’s Jingle Special (18 years and older), Team Dance Special and Men’s Buckskin. Tiny Tots, Juniors, Teens, Junior Adults, Senior Adults, and Golden Age competed in traditional, fancy, grass and jingle in women’s and men’s categories.