Welcoming the Sun: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture


Join us for a celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture, presented in partnership with Connections Community Services Centre and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.Ā  This annual event, held at the historic Cannery in Steveston, is a celebration timed with National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice (June 21). Performances, story-telling, workshops, demos, food, and activities for all ages will be presented both indoors and outdoors at the national historic site from 12noon to 4pm.

Program details:

Music, dance, and stories on two stagesĀ 
The Starchild Drumming Circle
Rebecca Duncan Storytelling
TheĀ Eagle Connection Dancers
Coastal Wolf Pack
and more!

Art muralĀ 
All are welcome to lend aĀ hand in creating a large scale community mural depicting the salmon lifecycle and its connection to all life on the Pacific West Coast. Facilitated by indigenous artist, Christine Mackenzie, the mural will be raised outdoors for all to seeĀ at the closing of the event.

In the Boiler House TheatreĀ 
Showcase of Musqueum artist Cole Sparrow’s photography, hosted in collaboration between the Richmond Art Gallery and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society. Sparrow’s work, titled Rezilience, will be projected in the theatre throughout the event.


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