Northern Lakes College held its 16th annual round dance at the Slave Lake campus on March 17. About 150 people took part in the event, which included a feast before the dance and lots of drumming. According to Jessica Vanhoek of NLC, the festivities began with a pipe ceremony, conducted by elder Mike Beaver. Stick man was Ray Chalifoux and master of ceremonies was Stan Isadore. Twenty drummers performed throughout the evening. A special guest was Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee. She is pictured in this group third from the left with college president Ann Everatt (second from left) left and a group of volunteers.
The Slave Lake and Grouard campus students associations were involved, running the canteen and raising money for other events they have planned. Photos courtesy J. Vanhoek and K. Paulson.