You’re Invited! First Welcome Hych’ka a Community Parade at the Waterfront Park North Vancouver

Event Details

Waterfront Park

Produced by Presentation House Theatre in partnership with Mortal Coil Performance Society

You’re invited!  Bring the family and join the amazing community parade in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver. This gathering in motion will culminate in special FREE performances, and celebrations at Waterfront Park near Lonsdale Quay.

These live performances will feature music, singing, puppetry and parades for all ages, to celebrate our shared experiences of immigration and first contact.

Featuring Meh’k, the spectacular giant Coast Salish Puppet, the Musqueam First Nation’s Tsatsu Stalqaya (Coastal Wolf Pack), community groups and choirs, crafts, games, and so much more.

Come. Experience the excitement, curiosity and wonder of meeting someone or something new for the first time.

11:00 am
Ceremonies & Welcome
Bob Baker/Nk’Xetco, Tsleil Waututh Elder11:15 am
Marcus Mosely Chorale and community
choirs sing out!
Acro Yogi and Oxygen
Yoga performance and class

12:15 pm

Meh’k the Giant Coast Salish
Puppet, Mortal Coil Performance Society and Tsatsu
Stalqaya (Coastal Wolf Pack) and Uzume Taiko

Slahal (sləhel’) Game
– join in, learn and enjoy this popular game played by first cultures
around the world for centuries

1:20 pm
Potluck Feast and Picnic
Bring your favourite picnic food
to share, and enjoy with the delicious variety provided by local North
Vancouver eateries and businesses.

Performances by Siroos
Amanollahi & Elmira Amanollahi,
Cause and Effect Circus and
Vancouver Poetry House.

2:30 pm
Drum Circle

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