Celebration of Heritage
Start date: 3 January, 2017
End date: 29 December, 2017
This project will BUILD a vibrant and healthy community by bringing together local diverse performers, musicians/artists to host a Fine Art Showcase. This event will be planned and led by a table of Indigenous and newcomer community members and will be open to the whole community to attend.
This project will INSPIRE a deeper understanding about our community and our country by touring important local sites which may include the Fraser River and the National Historic Gur Sikh Temple. The tour will educate participants (Indigenous, settler and newcomer) about the contributions of diverse people in Abbotsford’s history.
This project will ENCOURAGE community participation to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation with a diverse dance celebration. A planning table of Indigenous and newcomer community members will work together to arrange diverse performers, dance lessons and outreach to include diverse groups in the event. This event will celebrate the diversity of people and cultures that are found Canada and in our community.
Nature of the Project Reach
This project take place on Stó:lō territory and will reach those in the area.
This project will celebrate the contributions of Indigenous and newcomer people throughout our local and regional history. The project includes three major activities, each of which will contribute to the three main themes: BUILD, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE.