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Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony

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The Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony

Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Time: 12 - 5 PM
Location:

OVERVIEW OF STANLEY PARK AND AUDIENCE MEETING PLACE

DETAILED MAP OF PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony Poster

Hosted on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations,The Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony is a Coast Salish Canoe Landing Ceremony and Free Community Celebration Performance.

Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance Society, Git Hayetsk and Spakwus Slulem at its heart. This shared ceremony journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh artists, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00-12:00 Audience Greeting Kiosk open for information and orientation
12:00-1:00 Canoe Landing Ceremony at X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Beach
1:00-2:00 Social Break
2:00-2:15 Thunderbird Procession to X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Overlook
2:15-3:00 X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Welcome
3:00-3:15 Procession to Thunderbird Performance Grove
3:15-3:30 House open
3:30-4:30 Thunderbird Performance - Spakwus Slulem, Aeriosa & Git Hayetsk
4:30-5:00 Artists/Audience Mingle


CREDITS

Collaborating Artistic Directors: Bob S7aplek Baker & Julia Taffe

Canoe Receivers: Chief Ian Campbell, Gabrielle George, Victor Guerin

Squamish Canoe Skipper: Larry (Shucks) Nahanee

Welcome Speaker: Robert Yelton

Spakwus Slulem Eagle Song Dancers Chief Bill Williams, Mark Williams, Jenny Williams, Lacey Baker, Rebecca Campbell, Willie Louis, Wes Nahanee

Git Hayetsk Dancers: Mique’l Dangeli, Mike Dangeli, Nick Dangeli, Duane Grant, Helen Stephens, Shane Watts, Standish Martin, Krystal Loverin, Bill McCoy, Woody Morrison, Dee Doolan & Anthony Doolan

Aeriosa Dancers: Julia Carr, Meghan Goodman, Thoenn Glover, Chandra Krown, Nina Medina, Cara Siu Alia Saurini & Alex Tam

Aeriosa Crew: Colin Zacharias, Jason Kruk, Peter Jotkus, Catherine Green

Aeriosa Creative: Choreographer Julia Taffe; Wardrobe Alano Edzerza & Chandra Krown; Photographers Tim Matheson, Pablo Palma, Sarah Race

Butterflies in Spirit: Lorelei Williams, Billie Jeanne Sinclair, Lisa Monchalin, Maranda Johnson, Lillian Howard & Garett Dan

Orchid Ensemble: Lan Tung & Jonathan Bernard

Creative Contributors: Quelemia Sparrow, Margo Kane, Deneh’Cho Thompson

Graphic Design and Artwork by Austin Harry & Xwalacktun Harry

Earlier Event: June 10
Ancestralizing the Present