Tag: <span>GPG Photo Outing</span>

July 2024 outing

Our July outing will be to the always spectacular Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow.

Date: JULY —27th – 12 noon to 4 pm (rain date on July 28th)

I’ve been to this Powwow prior to Covid, and it is a memorable event, with highly acclaimed dancers, drummers, and singers, all vying for prize money. You’ll get to see representatives from most of North America’s First Nations cultural groups, in their finest regalia. Expect a very active and truly colourful event… and loud too!

There is seating, but the Powwow starts at 10 am, so expect that most of that seating will be taken, you may be lucky and find seating, but really it is far better to wander about and try to get as close to the front as you can. Be warned, getting to the front, in front of the seating will get you yelled at.

Here is the only link that I can find for this year’s event. Read the website carefully, there are house rules.

https://www.facebook.com/GrandRiverPowwow/
— this is the 2024 link

Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow
— this is a 2023 link

Cost: $15 per person, there is no mention of a senior’s rate.

Map is here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ohsweken+Speedway/@43.082794,-80.111992,14z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x882c5fda8d235867:0x63a790cc65a061fa!8m2!3d43.0827941!4d-80.1119918!16zL20vMDVna3Fo?hl=en&entry=ttu

Gear:  You are probably going to need a medium to long lens here (100-400mm or 70-200 mm). The dance area is roped off, so you’ll not get very close to the action. Bring hats and sunscreen as this is an outdoor event.

It’s about a 1.5 hr drive each way. BTW: Exceptional gas prices in the area at the First Nations gas stations.

Please respond if you are going to attend.

Binbrook 2024 Rodeo

Here is a reminder for the 2024 Binbrook Rodeo. This was an exciting outing last year which we found out about very late. Nevertheless, we had a good showing of members, and got some memorable shots to show for it.

So here we go, ample warning that this is coming up again this year and we are planning to make an outing of it. It’s a bit of a drive, but well worth the effort, and as I always say, check out the side roads on the way back for great photo-ops.

Website: https://binbrookfair.org/event-schedule/

Date: Saturday September 14th — noon to 3 or 4 pm.

Cost: There is a $15 admission charge.

GPG Sept outing

It’s short notice, but our season opening September outing will be a very exciting one this year, the plan is to go to the 2023 Binbrook Fair Rodeo on (next) Sunday Sept 17, noon till 6pm. Tickets are available ($9.81) on-line only and they are selling out fast. (Early Bird tickets are already sold out!).

The show is on from 10-6pm, our plan is to get there just before 12 noon, and to meet at the exit from the parking lot before heading into the main grandstand. You are welcome to leave whenever you feel it’s time, no need to stay till 6pm.

Their website is not very informative, but I have seen images from past rodeos, which are quite exciting. A map is on their website, and you must pay special attention to the parking and entrance instructions on their website.

Gear:  You are probably going to need a medium to long lens here, I’m not sure how close we can get to the action. Bring hats and sunscreen, the weather is promising to be sunny.

You will need to go to their website to purchase your own tickets ASAP.

https://www.showpass.com/2023-binbrook-fair-sunday-only/

Please let me know if you are planning on attending, so that we know who to expect, when we are waiting to rally the troops by the gate.

Let’s get our new season off to an exciting start. See you all there.