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Turtle Island Festival celebrates quarter century at Crawford Lake

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Make the most of the last days of summer, visit Crawford Lake and soak up the sun and the culture at the 25th annual Turtle Island Festival! The festivities, celebrating Ontario’s Aboriginal heritage, will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Feel the drumbeat, the heartbeat of Mother Earth, as Gonrah Desgowah, the White Pine Dancers, take the stage in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village. Visitors will be dazzled by the colourful regalia and leave uplifted by the dancers’ interactive performance. (Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m.)

Guest presenter Jon Averil will help visitors learn about Iroquoian culture through interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day. Kids can challenge themselves with craft making and discovery hunts while the adults enjoy a sample of Nature’s Tea or stroll through the village and check out the Native Arts and Crafts sale.

No day at Crawford Lake would be complete without a trip to the Visitors Center to explore the gift shop.

Admission fees for this special celebration are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, and $5.25 for children (HST included), children age 4 years and under admitted free. Halton Parks Members only need to show their membership for admission.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the Conservation Halton Events Calendar; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to the Halton Parks website.