Celebrate Aboriginal Day at City Centre Community Centre – City of Richmond
13 June 2017
Spend this Saturday afternoon taking in a traditional drumming ceremony and blessing, live music and dancing and a community art session at City Centre Community Centre. This free family event on June 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. is a unique and local way to celebrate this year’s National Aboriginal Day.
Elder Old Hands starts the event with a drumming ceremony, followed by blessings from Elder Roberta Price. Other performers include Richmond’s own Aboriginal pop, R & B and soul singer and songwriter, Fara Palmer and the SisterClan and two First Nations youth dancers, Naomi Black and Tristian Bruyere, who will share fancy shawl, jingle and grass dances from their heritage.
In addition, an art piece will be completed from a series of collaborative art sessions carried out earlier this month led by Terry Point, Cultural Educator from the Musqueam First Nation. This art piece will represent the growing community of Richmond by celebrating the foundations laid down by the Musqueam people who have watched Richmond grow and form into today’s community. In recognition of Canada 150, the community art piece will be exhibited at City Centre Community Centre then Richmond City Hall after the celebration.
This event is hosted by the City Centre Community Association and the City of Richmond’s Diversity Services Department with the aim to explore the historical links between British Columbia’s newcomer population and people of Aboriginal descent.
City Centre Community Centre is located at 5900 Minoru Boulevard. For more information about this event, call 604-204-8588 or visit www.mycitycentre.org.