National Aboriginal Day - June 21st - BCGEU

The BCGEU Area 01

Cross Component Committee

 Invites all BCGEU members and their families to participate in the

 National Aboriginal Day - June 21st


A number of events are being hosted in Victoria commencing June 10th.

Members are encouraged to review, and in some cases register to attend.


June 10th – Victoria Native Friendship Centre Library

& The Greater Victoria Public Library - Mungo Martin House at the Royal British Columbia Museum for 60 to 65 people – and lunch and 3 hour program.

Experiential workshop to gain deeper insight into the impact of residential schools and explore how each of us can help revive the values that guided Indigenous villages for generations. Contact Barbara Strachan, NVFC Library Volunteer @ 250-384-3211 Ext 2292 for more details



June 16th to June 18th – Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2017 – Royal BC Museum, Victoria in Partnership with Aboriginal Tourism BC - 675 Belleville St commencing at 10:30 am on June 16th with a ceremonial welcome canoe paddle to Victoria's Inner Harbour and a parade of Nations. Events happen outside the Royal Museum.


This year's program features more than 100 performers from across BC and around the world. Champion hoop dancer Alex Wells and Maori performing arts group He Waka Kotuna. Smudge ceremony with Frank Antoine, Indigenous Arts Marketplace, educational tour centered on the history of totems. Fry-bread, BBQ salmon, West Coast Clam Chowder from the Songhees Sea-food & stream food truck. http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/104235/aboriginal-cultural-festival-2017


June 21st – Victoria Native Friendship Health Fair, 231 Regina Ave – 10 am – 4pm


Artist's market, drumming and dancing, traditional crafts for the family, traditional games, information booths, bouncy castle, face painting, photo booth, relay race, human foosball, balloon artist and fish Pond. Saanich Police presents ACE the dog and Bike Patrol, lunch will be provided. Contact Kim Rumley for more information: Kim.r@vnfc.ca (250-384-3211)


June 21st – Royal Roads University – The Blue Heron House – commences at 10:00 am ceremony at 10:30 with Canoe challenges involving FN's. Colleges and Universities.


June 21st – West Shore Parks and Recreation – 1767 Island Highway, Lower Level near the Picnic Shelter & Playground – 3rd Annual west shore aboriginal Day Festival is a celebration for everyone on the West Shore. Traditional signing, drumming, dancing, Indigenous foods and fun activities. For more info call 250-391-9924


In solidarity

Susanne Francoeur,


Area 01 Cross Component Chairperson



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