Evelyn Stroobach’s Fire Dance was performed at the Wabano Centre, in Ottawa, Canada as part of the “Harvest Moon Extravaganza” Aboriginal celebration on October 27, 2015. Performers included Jennifer... McLachlen, flute; Ralitsa Tcholakova, viola; and Melissa Hammell, an Aboriginal drummer. The performers choreographed Fire Dance with Lisa Odjig, an internationally known Ojibwe hoop dancer. A
thought-provoking, energy-charged welcome speech about “what it means when someone has placed their trust in you” was given by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, immediately
followed by the performance of Fire Dance. The next morning, the “Harvest Moon Extravaganza” event was front page news in the Ottawa Citizen, with more information found on page A8.