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National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Richmond

Aboriginal Day celebration

National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated at Richmond City Hall this Friday, June 21.

Highlights during the 3 to 6:30 p.m. event include welcoming ceremonies by local elders and community leaders, the recognition of Richmond’s Aboriginal graduating students, traditional drumming by the Oskayak youth drum group, dancing, interactive workshops, traditional games and food.

Guest speakers include Elder Jim White, Mayor Malcolm Brodie, district superintendent Monica Pamer, Nicole Cardinal and Joanne Arnott. Performers include Oskayak Drum Group, Heiltsuk Dancers, Black Family Dancers and Monique Giard.

This event will mark the seventh annual National Aboriginal Day event in Richmond organized by Richmond Youth Service Agency’s Pathways Aboriginal Centre. This year, it is partnering with the City of Richmond, Richmond School District, Vancouver Coastal Health, Richmond Museum and Richmond Public Library.

For more details, see www.rysa.bc.ca.

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