Throughout Canada we celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21st.
Since 1999 BLNDC has hosted our local Aboriginal Day festivities.
This year our celebrations will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2011. We will start off with a Parade @ 10:00 am from BLNDC to the new Spirit Square at Radley Beach.
The balance of the day will be filled with Entertainment, Adult, Youth & Children’sGames and Activities, Talent Show, Contests and Traditional Native food.
Aboriginal Day Activities Include:
Team 2x4 Snow Shoe Race
Indian Ice Cream Contest
Leg Wrestling Contest
Baby Traditional Dress Contest
Native Dancers and Entertainment
Traditional Native Foods
Children’s Games and Activities
Burns Lake Band, Lake Babine Nation, Wet'suwet'en First Nation, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn Band, Skin Tyee Nation, Old Fort, Fort Babine, Tachet Band
Former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc proclaimed June 21st as National Aboriginal Day in 1996.
This day was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice (first day of summer and longest day of the year) and because many Aboriginal groups mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage. Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples important place within the fabric of Canada and their ongoing contributions as First Peoples. Each year thousands of Canadians across the country celebrate the unique heritage, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.
Aboriginal Day was possible thanks to the donations and support of these sponsors.