In June, LiLi and I travelled throughout the Fraser Valley celebrating National Indigenous Peoples day.
In Chilliwack, LiLi and I visited an elementary school’s outdoor celebration. Kids danced and swayed to LiLi’s rhythmic music, until it was time to use the speakers for the Metis spoons. Kids and their families were able to learn about the new telescopes available for lending at the library. We focused the scope on the nearby garden to identify trees and flowers.
On June 21st, we found ourselves in Abbotsford at Thunderbird Memorial square. I joined the Clearbrook library staff to share library services and provide free books to the community. The afternoon was filled with Indigenous drumming and dancing and delicious bannock.
Our celebrations wrapped up at the community event held in Douglas Park in Langley. Hosted by the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society, the day was filled with family-friendly activities, local vendors, as well as Indigenous entertainment.