Stz’uminus First Nation Aboriginal Day and Ladysmith 150 years of Confederation Celebration takes place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Transfer Beach Park. The public is invited to come down and enjoy a day of food, games and traditions. This fun family event features war canoe races and traditional slahal (bone game) as well as great food and entertainment.
The day starts with the Opening and Welcome 10am, Stz’uminus Anthem/Flag Song 10:30-11pm, Story of Creation 11am-12. Join in for lunch from 12-1pm – free hot dogs, hamburgers, seafood platter by donation. The traditional game presentation 1pm–2pm, War Canoe Races 2-3pm and Closing Prayer Song 2-3 pm.
Started in 1996, National Aboriginal Day takes place annually to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. This year’s theme is for Stz’uminus First Nation is Pre 150 – Sharing the knowledge of Traditional Welcome. Enjoy traditional prayer, song and dance, and a war canoe demonstration highlighting the traditional way disputes were settled. In order to make your day more enjoyable bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sunscreen and water.