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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Pow Wow & Rock the Park Indigenous Music Festival

Rock the Park Indigneous Music Festival: August 17th & Competition Pow Wow 18th & 19th, 2018

Grand Entry at 12 Noon each day and 6 pm Saturday
Location: Chippewa Ball Park,  Jubilee Rd.
Muncey, Ontario N0L1Y0

Contact the Heritage Centre, for more information at 519-264-2500
Limited Food Vendor space and limited hydro hook ups

“Everyone is welcome!”


JOIN Chippewa Nation at this years COTTFN 41st Annual Competition Pow Wow! August 18th & 19th 2018. “Everyone is Welcome!”

Location: Chippewa Ball Park
Jubilee Rd., Muncey, Ontario.


Grand Entry:
Saturday 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Open Community Feast: Saturday August 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

For More Information at 519-264-2500
Contact Robin King Stonefish

Limited Food Vendor Space and Limited Hydro Hook Ups.


Become a Volunteer

Why Get Involved?

  1. You are given an opportunity to share your experience, strength and help improve Community image and growth.

  2. You will meet great people from far and wide, build new friendships and learn new skills.

  3. You will enjoy the amazing community that is Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

  4. You can bring your skills and talents and share them with the Chippewa at the Pow Wow and Rock the Park Indigenous Music Festival.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to volunteer at Rock the Park Indigenous Music Festival or Pow Wow.

Pow Wow & Festival Set Up

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the direction of the Crew Leader or Assistants
  • Loading and unloading gear, equipment and tools
  • Moving gear equipment and tools to staging areas by vehicle
  • Various set up activities could include: Assembling tents, constructing stages, setting up fences, setting up tables and charis, helping with audio-visual equipment, hanging or erecting signage, decorating.
  • Various office duties
  • Running errands

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Able to work well independently or in a group
  • problem solving skills
  • Physically able to do manual labour
  • Previous ArtsWells experience is an asset but not required
  • Festival Set Up will happen rain or shine


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet and welcome all guests
  • Sell admission tickets, give camping passes, and programs
  • Manage Call ticket distribution (check ID to match ticket purchaser)
  • Ensure that all festival or pow wow-goers have purchased the correct ticket (i.e. adult/youth/child/camping). You may request ID to confirm
  • Track all Free Passes for children (12&under) through till
  • Report any problems to the Crew Leader
  • End of shift cash outs MUST be completed
  • Provide information and answer questions about the Festival or Pow Wow
  • Help keep admission area and tidy

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Friendly and outgoing attitude
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to handle money and operate a Till / POS terminal
  • Problem solving skills and basic math skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Able to handle cash responsibly and accurately


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Various cleaning duties could include:
    • Cleaning and maintaining the park grounds
    • Collection of all garbage and recycling in and around the park
    • Removing all the full garbage and recycling bags from the building and placing in proper collection bins

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Positive attitude
  • Able to arrive on time
  • Able to work with little to no supervision and to work independently

Camping / Parking / Traffic

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Volunteers will be broken into different groups for the several areas needing volunteers
  • Greeting festival-goers as the arrive by vehicle
  • Provide information about the festival in terms of where to camp, park, water stations, and other general festival and pow wow information
  • Encourage fellow festival-goers to help keep the community clean and green
  • Remember: You are the face of the festival and the Pow Wow. The first contact festival & Pow Wow-goers have as they arrive

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Friendly and courteous attitude
  • Able to arrive on time with little to no supervision
  • Good customer service skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Previous festival or Pow Wow experience is an asset but not required
  • Good festival or Pow Wow knowledge
  • Able to work outdoors and on foot for entire shift

Pow Wow & Festival Tear Down & Clean Up

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the direction of the Crew Leader or Assistants
  • Loading and unloading gear, equipment and tools
  • Moving gear equipment and tools to storage areas by vehicle
  • Various tear down activities could include: Taking down tents and repacking, deconstructing of stages, removing fencing, taking down tables and chairs, packing up all audio-visual equipment, removing all signage, collection of all ArtsWells related items from around the festival grounds.
  • Cleaning various areas – inside and outside
  • Running errands

First Aid

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Render first aid and subsequent treatment to injured or ill patrons: sterilizes, disinfects, anoints, and bandages minor cuts and burns
  • Keep records of all incidences using the blank reports available
  • Recommend and refer people or workers with injuries for further serious medical treatment
  • Call for a Crew Leader, RCMP or 911 if there is a situation you think requires this action
  • Overall, maintain a happy, healthy and safe environment for everyone

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Ability to take charge in a high stress situation and able to keep calm under pressure
  • Able to be responsible in emotionally stressful situations
  • Courteous and friendly attitude
  • Can work well independently
  • Good judgement, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Confident
  • Great people and communication skills
  • Experience is an asset
  • First Aid Certification is a must


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Capturing key moments of the festival and Pow Wow using the media type you are most proficient with
  • Some editing may be done post-festival and Pow Wow
  • Send all media files to IMF and Pow Wow committee in the appropriate format suggested
  • All images / footage will be credited to the artist

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Background in documentation is an asset
  • Must provide their own equipment
  • Friendly and courteous attitude
  • Previous festival or Pow Wow experience is an asset

Rock the Park & Pow Wow Volunteer Signup

Signup to become a volunteer for the three day Pow Wow festivities August 17th, 18th, 19th, 2018. Join Rock the Park Indigenous Music Festival, and the 41st Annual Competition Pow Wow.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

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