Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Destination Civic Centre for National Aboriginal Day

With Rain in the forecast for much of the day, the shift is on for National Aboriginal Day in Prince Rupert as organizers take the day long celebration to the city's Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

The full schedule of activities for the family friendly event is set to start at Noon hour, marking the start of eight hours of drumming, dance, music, traditional foods and other family activities.

The Official welcome and greetings take place at the Noon hour with civic, provincial and education officials joining in with First Nations leaders to get the day underway.

Included as part of the official ceremonies will be:

Alex Campbell, Jennifer Rice, Dave MacDonald, Tina Last, Sandy Jones, Murray Smith, Bess Leeson, Staff Sergeant Brian Donaldson and student graduate Hayden Keating.

Mayor Lee Brain was also invited to the official opening, but the Mayor is out of town for the next two weeks, another representative from the City of Prince Rupert is scheduled to step in to speak for the City.

The opening ceremonies are expected to fill the first half hour, with a wide array of events to follow through the day to the Closing  ceremony at 8 PM.

At that time Door prizes will be awarded to those that have taken in the events of the day.

The Grand Prize that those in attendance may have a chance to claim is a Round trip for two to Vancouver sponsored by Air Canada.

The full schedule of what is planned though the day can be found below:

You can follow along with some of the activities through the Prince Rupert National Aboriginal Day Facebook page here.

As well, there are already some photos and other notes on the day's events being shared through twitter at the #PrinceRupert forum on that social media platform.

For more notes related to community events in Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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