February 2 - 19, 2024

This February, Mādahòkì Farm, as an official Winterlude partner, will be presenting a wide range of programming. We invite everyone to reconnect with the land while learning about Indigenous traditions. Pibòn (Winter) Festival, Winterlude Edition promises authentic Indigenous experiences, family fun for young and old offered daily. 

Indigenous Performances

Sparks Street
Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mādahòkì Farm
Indigenous Experiences
Knock on Wood Communications + Events
Friday March 25, 2022

Photo by Ashley Fraser
Mādahòkì Farm
Indigenous Experiences
Knock on Wood Communications + Events
Friday March 25, 2022

Photo by Ashley Fraser

Come see Indigenous Pow Wow Dancers, Throat singers, Metis Jiggers and much more

Spirit Horse Ice Sculpture

Sparks Street
Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4

Come see a beautiful carved ice panel of artwork depicting our beloved Ojibwe Spirit Horses, sculpted by Ross and Antonio Baisas.

Indoor Pow Wow

Canadian Museum of History
Sunday, February 4
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Grand Entry - 12:00 PM)

Join us for a Pow Wow at the Canadian Museum of History. Admission is free to the public. 

  • Honorarium for first 75 dancers and feast for all registered dancers, invited drums and head staff.
  • Vendors
  • Soup & Bannock samples
  • Interactive arts workshops
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Makhena Rankin-Guerin and Nimkeehns Wemigwams
HOST DRUM: Black Bear Singers | CO-HOST: Whitetail Cree
INVITED DRUMS: Eagle River Singers & Spirit Wolf | HEAD VETERAN: John McComber

All dancers must be registered to receive honorarium.

The Spirit Horse Returns

National Arts Centre
Sunday, February 11
3:30 PM

Travel through time with an Indigenous knowledge keeper and the NAC Orchestra to meet the magnificent “small horses of the deep woods,” who were helpers and spirit guides to Anishinaabe and Métis peoples.

​The Spirit Horse Returns combines an all-new rich and tuneful orchestral score, delightful songs, traditional teachings, and stunning colourful visual art. It provides young audiences with an inspiring and age-appropriate explorations of truth and reconciliation.

Winterlude at Mādahòkì Farm

Mādahòkì Farm
Family Day Weekend
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy some indoor warmth

A Celebration of Indigenous spirit meal and Pow Wow dance performance ($)
– Daily at 12:00 Noon

Taste some traditional winter favourites like bannock, corn soup, bison and more while you enjoy a traditional performance of Pow Wow dance.

Create your own woodland style painting with our visual art stencil workshop ($)
– perfect for all ages 

Immersive Storytelling Experience with Rhonda Snow and the Ojibwe Spirit Horses.

Suitable for ages 4+
Limited accessibility – this programming takes place on natural ground. 

Join Spirit Horse advocate and knowledge keeper Rhonda Snow in bringing her painting of “Child in the Snowstorm” to life.  Work as a team with the Ojibwe Spirit ponies in this equine assisted learning experience. 

Programming will take pace outdoors in a covered area so dress for the weather. We recommend you wear boots as you will be on natural ground and it can get muddy.

This program is free but registration is required.

Shop the Marketplace with over 50 Indigenous makers

Enjoy the beautiful farm outdoors

Visits with the little animals and Ojibwe Spirit Horses

Cook bannock over the fire ($)

Horse drawn sleigh rides

Snowshoe the legacy trails with interpretive signage – rentals available ($)