syíyaya Days: June 21 - July 1

The District of Sechelt, in partnership with the shíshálh Nation and the syíyaya Reconciliation Movement, have programmed a series of activities and events for June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day and July 1 Canada Day. 

Click on the drop-down menu links below for more details and to register for the July 1 parade.

Click the image to download a PDF of the syíyaya Days poster.

Join us in walking together in the spirit of reconciliation! ORANGE SHIRT WALK participants will meet between 9:30am - 10am at the corner of Ocean Ave . & Cowrie St. (in the SD46 grass field). 

Event Details

Parade & Vendor - sign up

Register your float, or sign-up to be a vendor at the July 1 events:

https://form.jotform.com/secheltdowntown/syiyaya-days

Volunteer - sign up

We can't do this without your help! Sign-up to volunteer for July 1 events:

https://secheltdowntown.com/sheet/syiyaya-days-volunteers

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day / La journée nationale des peuples autochtones
 
  • Talking Trees Indigenous Walking Tour

10am & 6:30pm

Porpoise Bay Provincial Park

*Space is limited! Register: info@talaysay.com

By donation

 

  • Spoken Treasures History Walking Tour

1pm – 2:30pm

Meet at Tsain-Ko Gift Shop

*Space is limited! Register: info@talaysay.com

By donation

 

  • Presentation of book “White Raven” by author Teoni Spathelfer 

9:30am 

Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St. 

Grades 2 — 7

FREE

 

  • Métis Cultural Event 

12pm: Potluck & Speakers 

1pm — 2pm: Jigging, Fiddle & Beading 

Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St 

FREE 

 

  • Screening of “Ladies of the Inlet” with talk by director Annie Frazier Henry 

2pm 

Raven’s Cry Theatre, 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy

FREE

syíyaya Days - Events June 22 to June 30

Wednesday, June 22

tems swiya Museum Guided Tour 

11 am | 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy 

Register: sjeffries@shishalh.com / 604-885-6012 

FREE

 

KAIROS Blanket Exercise 

5:30pm — 8:30pm 

St. Mary’s Church, 956 Gibsons Way 

Register: 604-886-4738 

FREE

 

Thursday June 23

tems swiya Museum Guided Tour 

11 am | 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy 

Register: sjeffries@shishalh.com / 604-885-6012 

FREE

 

Friday June 24

tems swiya Museum Guided Tour 

11 am | 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy 

Register: sjeffries@shishalh.com / 604-885-6012 

FREE

 

Saturday June 25

Talking Trees – Rainbow Tour 

10am 

klaath Village (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park) 

Register: sccf.ca/walk

 

Weaving Cedar Hearts in Memory 

presented by Ali + Bella Casey 

12pm — 2pm 

Weaving A Gathering Place Studio 5511 Wharf Ave 

FREE

 

Sunday June 26

KAIROS Blanket Exercise 

1pm — 3:30pm 

shíshálh Nation Hall 5532 xenichen Ave 

Register: Sankeydale@gmail.com 

FREE 

 

Indigenous Drumming Circle led by Terry Coyote Aleck 

4pm, Grieving Mother Statue 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy 

FREE

 

Monday June 27: Multiculturalism Day / la journée du multiculturalisme

Reconciliation Dialogue Circle 

6:30pm — 8:30 pm 

Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo St 

Register: 778-458-3111 

FREE

 

she shashishalhem Language Workshop

Led by Rita Poulsen

3pm - 4pm

Hackett Park Stage

FREE

 

Tuesday June 28 – Thursday June 30

tems swiya Museum Guided Tour 

11 am | 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy 

Register: sjeffries@shishalh.com / 604-885-6012 

FREE

July 1 - Canada Day

Friday July 1: La fête du / Canada Day

 

8am - Lion’s Club Pancake breakfast, Downtown (Cowrie St) 

8am — 10am - Bike Decorating for Kids, Trail Bay Mall (near liquor store) 

9am - Suncoast Concert Band, Downtown (Cowrie St) 

10:30am - Orange Shirt Walk & Parade, Downtown (Cowrie St) 

Join us in walking together in the spirit of reconciliation! ORANGE SHIRT WALK participants will meet between 9:30am - 10am at the corner of Ocean Ave . & Cowrie St. (in the SD46 grass field). 

12pm – 3pm Grand Opening of Hackett Park Stage

Protocol ceremony featuring the tl’ikw’am dance group and shíshálh Welcome song 

Bushido –Japanese Folk Music

V’ni Dansi – Métis jigging & fiddle

Waldorf Ballet – youth dancers

Sechelt Seniors Line Dancing

Bellows & Strings – Franco-folk/Jazz

 

12pm — 3pm – Free Family Fun at Hackett Park

Bouncy castles 

Costume dress-up 

Dunk tank 

Face painting 

Food & craft vendors 

Petting zoo 

Pony rides 

WonderWheels bus 

 

12pm— 3pm - Weaving Cedar Hearts in Memory 

Presented by Ali + Bella Casey

Hands-on activity for all ages 

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre 5714 Medusa St 

FREE


More info:

Siobhán Smith, MA
Arts, Culture & Communications Coordinator
ssmith@sechelt.ca
604-989-0804

 

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Becoming Syiyaya: The Growth of a Grassroots Reconciliation Movement