Squamish Nation Pow-Wow, July 9-11 (Fri 7PM, Sat 1-7PM, Sun 1PM) $5
Capilano Indian Reserve Park, Corner of Capilano Road and Welch Street, West Vancouver
The Squamish Nation Pow-Wow is hosted by Squamish Nations, a member of the Four Host First Nations that was such an integral part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each year, International Dancers and other native groups have participated in contests for Men’s and Women’s Fancy and Grass Dancers. The Pow Wow features Grand Entries on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. If you don’t know what a pow-wow is, here’s a chance to find out.
The West Coast Tattoo Show, July 9-11 $10-45
Langley Events Center. 7888 200th Street, Langley BC
Held in conjunction with the King of Customs Motorcycle and HotRod Show. Exhibitor space, onsite tattooing, live entertainment, daily competitions, and custom bike and vehicle displays.
All Over the Map Korean Dance, July 11 (Sun 2PM) FREE
Ron Basford Park, Granville Island. All Over the Map is an outdoor series featuring a blend of music and dance from around the world – July 11: Korean Dance.
15th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh, July 10-11 (Sat 10:30AM, Sun 11.15AM) $5 suggested donation
Wreck Beach, UBC, Foot of #4 Trail. Fully nude dancers clad only in white makeup perform at Wreck Beach. Presented by Kokoro Dance. Note: NO photography or video recording allowed.
Whey-Ah-Wichen Canoe Festival, July 10-11 (Sat & Sun 11AM – 5PM) FREE
Cates Park, North Vancouver (near Deep Cove)
Hosted by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, another Four Host First Nations member. Canoe paddling race, family-oriented activities, Aboriginal arts and crafts, display of Coast Salish canoe culture etc.
Jul 09 2010