Earl Marriott Secondary students were the first to experience the spring powwow Friday, as performers shared traditional dance during school hours. (Aaron Hinks photo)

TODAY: Semiahmoo powwow returns to Earl Marriott

Weekend event kicks-off Friday evening

The Semiahmoo First Nation and Earl Marriott Secondary Spring Powwow kicks off with a grand entry at 7 p.m. this evening (Friday).

The weekend event continues Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grand entry’s will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and again at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Before the dance, it was explained to the audience that “powwow is a celebration of life, celebration of livelihood, livelihood which is loaned to us.”

Before the drummers performed their song, it was explained to the audience that the tune begins with the highest note to acknowledge the creator. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Before the drummers performed their song, it was explained to the audience that the tune begins with the highest note to acknowledge the creator. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Just Posted

Seeds of Change Surrey to launch two new programs

United Way of the Lower Mainland donated $77,000

White Rock RCMP to host free bicycle registration clinic

Stolen registered bicycles are easier to return to proper owner if recovered

White Rock Concerts subscription series plans to weather pandemic

The White Rock Concerts series cancelled its 2020-21 season due the uncertainty of health risks

Surrey firefighters extinguish blaze near Fraser Surrey Docks

Crews used aerial truck to contain Friday evening fire

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Travel restrictions inspiring co-operation in border communities

Small border towns are asking for exemption to travel ban

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

VIDEO: One wounded in Maple Ridge gun battle

Two vehicles reportedly traded shots while driving down street

Most Read

l -->