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CANCELLED: National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day Drum

CANCELLED: National Indigenous Peoples Day

This event has been cancelled due to global concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All events organized by City of Surrey that do not comply with public health orders have been postponed or cancelled until further notice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Location:
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road

Date & Time:
June 21, 2020
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact:

Category:
Festivals Parks and Environment Recreation and Sport

Community:
City Centre

Cost:
Free

2020-06-21 15:00:00 2020-06-21 20:00:00 America/Vancouver CANCELLED: National Indigenous Peoples Day National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place every year on June 21. Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road

Join us for this year's National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event in Surrey. Hosted by Surrey's local land-based communities, Semiahmoo First Nation, Kwantlen First Nation, and Katzie First Nation, this event features cultural performances and programming, showcasing the rich cultural history and traditions of our Indigenous people. 

Activities include:

  • Traditional games, crafts, activities and sports
  • Traditional and non-traditional food sampling
  • Cultural sharings, conversation and  stage performances
  • A variety of exhibitors offering health and wellness services

A Message from the Elected Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation

“O Siam e Nes Chalacha Siam”
Dear respected friends and relatives,

My traditional name is Xwopokton, English name Harley Chappell. I am the Elected Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation.

Thank you for your interest in the National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event held on June 21, 2019 at Holland Park in Surrey, British Columbia.

As you may or may not know, Surrey resides on the unceded traditional territory of three land based communities; Semiahmoo, Katzie, and Kwantlen, and has the highest Urban Indigenous population in British Columbia, according to Statistics Canada, (2011).

For me, the National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the diverse Indigenous cultures of these lands, as well as all others who have made this beautiful part of British Columbia their home.

With sincere thanks,

Xwopokton, Harley Chappell

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