FORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Mt McKay Pow Wow Grounds :: Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Fort William First Nation Mount McKay Pow Wow Grounds

The Mount McKay Pow Wow Grounds hold a significant history for the Fort William First Nation, dating back to the early 1930’s as a gathering space to celebrate and share their culture and heritage. FORM designed a new wooden circular outdoor arena structure that mirrors the traditional medicine wheel with four entry points at each of the cardinal points and semi-circular bleachers with a seating capacity for 560 people. The raised centre arbour is a focal point with a sacred fire pit and poured concrete foundation to accommodate a drum circle. The design also includes a partially covered Elders tent and a patterned cement walkway around the perimeter with open views to the grounds outside it and the natural mountain décor.

Client                                                                                                                                     Fort William First Nation and True Grit Consulting Ltd.

Architect & Structural Engineer 
FORM Architecture Engineering

Mechanical & Electrical
AG Engineering

General Contractor                                                                                                                 RML Contracting

Construction
2014 Completed