A full moon graces the skies over Terrace on Friday night, leading into the National Aboriginal Day celebrations which begin Saturday morning.
National Aboriginal Day has been celebrated in various communities and villages across Canada. These celebrations are marked by the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, which generally falls on June 21.
Environment Canada is predicting wet weather tomorrow, Friday, with the skies breaking and the sun arriving Saturday, hopefully by 8 am for
the crews to set up for the day’s happenings in the George Little park. Opening ceremonies with prayer is set to begin at 10 am, and below you will find a short list of some of the events. Follow This Link
to the Kermode Friendship Society website where you can find all the details.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSNational Aboriginal Day 2010“Honoring our Milestones!”Saturday June 26th, George Little Park, Terrace, B.C.8:00 a.m.
Display & Vendor set up
M.C. Matthew Daratha10:00 a.m.
Formal Request & Traditional Permission Ceremony
Opening Prayer by Tsimshian Elder
Xbi’Shuundts Dance Group – Welcome Song
O Canada Anthem (in Nisga’a Language)- by local Youth, Eugene McMillan
Band - TBA11:00 a.m.
Youth Performers12:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony & Traditional Welcome to Tsimshian Territory
Kitsumkalum Representative Vera Dudoward
Kitselas Representative Glenn Bennett
Terrace Nisga’a Society Phyllis Adams
NW Metis TBA
City of Terrace Mayor Dave Pernarowski
MLA Robin Austin
MP Skeena/Bulkley Valley Nathan Cullen
Kermode Friendship Society Keith Gray, President,
Kirby Azak, Executive DirectorAfternoon Entertainment1:00-6:00p.m.
ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE
Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Dunk Tank, Bannok, Children & Family Activities, Kody Kermode
Children’s Dance Group
Kindergarten Class, Suwilaawks Community School
Aboriginal Achievement Awards
Child, Youth, Community, Leadership, Athletic Achievement Categories
Celebrating 2010 Olympic Games (Torch Bearer Participants),BC Winter Games, Sun Run 2010, Salmon Run 2010, NWCC Long House Opening, Local Artists & Culture and other recognitions!
Role Model Awards; 2009 Role Model’s Sara Squire & Ashleigh Klimek presenting3:00 p.m.
Community Dance Groups
National Aboriginal Day Cake
Crowning of Kermode Prince and Princess!4:00-8:00p.m.
Bands play music in the park