Aboriginal Day celebrations were a socially-distant affair last year at the Circle of Indigenous Nations in Castlegar. This year, a community celebration will be held at Pass Creek Park. Photo: Betsy Kline

Aboriginal Day celebrations were a socially-distant affair last year at the Circle of Indigenous Nations in Castlegar. This year, a community celebration will be held at Pass Creek Park. Photo: Betsy Kline

Community celebration for Aboriginal Day to be held at Castlegar’s Pass Creek Park

The Circle of Indigenous Nations Society will host the event on June 21

The Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS) is inviting the entire community to come and celebrate Aboriginal Day at Pass Creek Park on June 21.

“We are really excited to gather again for a beautiful community event,” says COINS representative Jessica Macleod. “We encourage everyone to come together and take part in a celebration of Indigenous People.”

The event will run from 3 – 7 p.m. and feature cultural activities including crafts, drumming, dancing, smudging, vendors and story telling. A dinner of tacos on bannock will be served around 5 p.m.

Other highlights include door prizes and story time with an elder in the tipi.

The all-ages event is free, but organizers ask people participating in the meal to be environmentally conscious and bring along their own dishes and cutlery if possible. Visitors will also need to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on.

The event will include a “Calling of the Drums.” COINS will be providing space for anyone that would like to gift a drum or that just has a drum that needs to use her voice again.

“Bring your drums!” says Macleod.

For more information, contact Macleod at jessica.coinations@gmail.com

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