Surrey: Join Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event on Tuesday, June 21 from 3 to 8pm at Holland Park. Hosted by the local land-based First Nations, Semiahma (Semiahmoo), (Kwantlen), and (Katzie), this Indigenous-led event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community.
“National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time to honor the rich and resilient cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit throughout Canada,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “With one of the largest Urban Indigenous populations in British Columbia, Surrey is extremely proud of its Indigenous heritage. On behalf of Council, we look forward to celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st with all the citizens of Surrey.”
“O Siam e Nes Chalacha Siam. 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,” said Harley Chappell (Xwopokton), elected Chief of Semiahmoo First