National Aboriginal Day coming to Canada Place on June 19

Jun 14 2016, 6:22 pm

Canada will be celebrating the heritage, culture and achievements of First Nations people on National Aboriginal Day on June 21, but Vancouver will be getting a head start.

Festivities begin at Canada Place this Sunday, June 19, where there’ll be National Aboriginal Day celebrations throughout the day.

Celebrations will begin with a Coast Salish welcome, followed by Aboriginal performances from artists ranging from the Wild Moccasin Dancers to the Chinook Song Catchers.

Between performances there will also be workshops, storytelling, an artisan marketplace, traditional carving, and a drum making workshop.

Traditional dress at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

Traditional dress at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

Canada Place National Aboriginal Day celebrations will run from 11 am to 5 pm. Here’s the full rundown of what to expect:

National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place

Main Stage – Front plaza of Canada Place

11 am – Traditional Coast Salish Welcome
11:15 am – The Wild Moccasin Dancers Workshop
12:15 pm – Chinook Song Catchers (Squamish)
12:50 pm – Marijosee
1:50 pm – V’ni Dansi
2:50 pm – Children of Takaya (Tsleilwatuth)
2:30 pm – Chinook Song Catchers (Squamish)
3:30 pm – Traditional Hoop Dancer
4:15 pm – Sister Says (Haida and Tsimshian)

Between sets DJ O Show

Workshops, Storytelling & Other Activities – along The Canadian Trail
Artisan Marketplace
Traditional Carving with Jody Broomfield
Drum Making Workshop with Justin Kelly “Sawalsh” – Native Thunder Productions

Dance Workshop with Shyama-Priya
11:15 am

Tee-Pee Theatre by Terri-Lyn Storey and the Grandview & Quilchena Schools
11:25 am
1:30 pm
3:00 pm

For more details, check the National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place website.

Daily Hive Vancouver is a proud sponsor of National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place

Traditional crafts at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

Traditional crafts at National Aboriginal Day in Canada Place (Port of Vancouver)

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