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2014 Participants List Growing Daily! May 26, 2014

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Hi everyone,

We are getting more and more participants signing up for the 2014 Mayo Arts Festival, check it out on the 2014 Participants page!


2014 Arts Festival Dates! September 11, 2013

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The 2014 Mayo Arts Festival will be on the Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2014!  Come join us for the celebration!


Vernon & Roberta at the Mayo Arts Festival! June 25, 2013

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311Vernon watched a lot of the Mayo Arts Festival from his pick-up. It was so wonderful to have him there! What a beautiful day it was!!! What a beautiful picture of Roberta & Vernon!


Vernon Ball has been found! June 22, 2013

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I wanted to put this post out right away!  Vernon Ball has been found and is fairly good shape for being lost and followed by a bear for two days.  He came out on the road towards Stewart Crossing.  He is being treated at the Mayo Nursing Station.

What an answer to our prayers!

We will still hold our dedication ceremony at the Mayo Arts Festival but it will be truly joyful!


Mayo Arts Festival is going to take place as scheduled. June 21, 2013

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The community of Mayo has been undergoing a search and rescue operation for one of our dear community members, Vernon Ball.  After much discussion about if we should post-pone the Arts Festival, the decision was made tonight to hold the Mayo Arts Festival.

Vernon’s family would like to see the Arts Festival go ahead as planned.

We are therefore going to dedicate 2013 Mayo Arts Festival to the “Search For Vernon” and the Festival will begin with a prayer and a ceremony of uplifting gospel songs and drumming in honour of the ongoing search.  People will be encouraged to take part of their day to help with search based out of Na Cho Nyak Dun Government House.



Kim Beggs is confirmed to perform! May 23, 2013

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We are pleased to announce that Whitehorse musician Kim Beggs will be performing as our headliner act!


Solstice Weekend in Mayo! May 1, 2013

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Mayo is really a happening place this Solstice Weekend!  Join us for a total of four events!!!

On Friday, June 21st is the Aboriginal Film Festival, this event will be in the big tent set up at Galena Park starting at 7 pm on the solstice.  We are proud to present for our feature film “More than Frybread” “Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, convene to compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! The film takes a larger than life turn as four contestants battle their way to compete for the title in the championship round. This is the frybread competition unlike any you have ever seen and the movie you can almost taste!”  Also showing other great films made by or about First Nations people. Bring your chair or pillow, refreshments will be provided and admission is free!  For more info. please contact Joella Hogan at Na Cho Nyak Dun Heritage and Culture Department (

On Saturday, June 22nd from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm is the Stewart Valley Community Market at Galena Park.  There will be produce, eggs, preserves, baking and other homemade goods.  For more info. please contact Sandy Washburn at (

Of course our Mayo Arts Festival!  Saturday, June 22nd is the Mayo Arts Festival at Galena Park.  Arts & Crafts – 12:00-5:00 pm | Music – 12:00-7:00 pm.  Come out and enjoy local artisans & listen to our talented homegrown musicians on the main stage!  Free Admission. (  For more info. please contact Esther Winter at (

And last but not least on Saturday from 8 pm – midnight is the 18th Annual Mayo Midnight Marathon.  Events include: Marathon, Half Walk, Half Run, 5 k Run/Walk, 10K Walk & 10 k Run.  Registration Fee: $ 50, Includes T-Shirt & Sunday Brunch Tickets.  For more info. please visit