The official launch of Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival takes place on the first Saturday of the festival.*
10:00 AM - View the canoe procession along the Rideau Canal. Canoes will travel from Patterson Creek to the National Arts Centre.
11:00 AM - Arrival of canoes and greeting by Algonquin Elders, followed by procession into the NAC.
11:30 AM - Welcome Ceremony in National Arts Centre Canal Foyer.
12:15 PM - Welcoming Feast at the National Arts Centre.
* In the event of inclement weather, the Grand Entry will be canceled.
Approximately 3 hours long