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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Trout Lake Park this June

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Samantha Peng Jun 12, 2019 11:31 am

As if there weren’t enough reasons to get out and enjoy the sunshine, National Indigenous Day is coming back to a popular Vancouver city park this month.

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The free event takes place at Trout Lake, and attendees can expect a jam-packed day full of entertainment, activities, and family fun brought to you by the community from noon until 5 pm.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit from all over Canada will come together on this day to celebrate Indigenous diversity by sharing their spirit, stories, songs, art, and dance.

There will also be free bannock for everyone, while supplies last, donated by Mr. Bannock.

Some of the Indigenous performers who will be there include:

  • Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dancers
  • Orene Askew aka DJ O Show
  • Sandy Scofield
  • Dylan Rysstad
  • Wolf and the Raven
  • Rex Smallboy
  • Road Engine Dreams
  • Murray Porter

There’s also going to be a ton of food trucks, including:

  • Mr. Bannock
  • Waikiki BBQ
  • The Bannock Wagon
  • Wings Outdoor Grill
  • REEL Mac and Cheese
  • Real Country Pierogi
  • Flying Fish N Chipper
  • Bandidas Taqueria

National Indigenous Peoples Day has been celebrated since 1996.

Originally named ‘National Aboriginal Day’ in 1996, it was renamed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2017 as National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This day of celebration in Vancouver has been planned and hosted by The Vancouver National Indigenous Day Organizing Committee since 2013.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Where: Trout Lake Park — 3300 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Admission: Free

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