First Nations to lead ‘Canada Together’ celebrations July 1

By Mina Kerr-Lazenby  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place will this year focus on the education and celebration of all cultures and communities that call the country home, as the local First Nations gear up to lead festivities. The Musqueam, S?wx?wu7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have collaborated with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for the second annual Canada Together celebration and it’s returning theme of “weaving together the fabric of a nation.” Running from 11 a.m till 6 p.m on July 1, the 36th annual event at Canada Place will comprise the return of musical performances, a citizenship ceremony, weaving and carving displays from local First Nations artists and family entertainment via the Kids’ Zone area. The fireworks that have become synonymous with the event, however,…

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