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National Indigenous Peoples Day

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road

Date & Time:
June 21, 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcoming Ceremony: 4:00PM

Cultural Sharing: 4:30PM - 7:30PM

Closing Ceremony: 7:30PM

Jennifer Halfhide

Festivals Parks and Environment Recreation and Sport

City Centre


2019-06-21 15:00:00 2019-06-21 20:00:00 America/Vancouver National Indigenous Peoples Day Make your way to Holland Park and join us in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road Jennifer Halfhide

Join us at Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event. This event brings together First Nations, Metis and Inuit families through a celebration of the culture and traditions of Indigenous People.

Surrey's National Indigenous Peoples Day event will showcase cultural sharings, teachings, storytelling and practices and give participants an opportunity to experience the rich cultural history of Canada’s Indigenous people and allow for inter-generational connections to take shape.

The event will also include:

  • Traditional games, crafts, activities and sports
  • Traditional and non-traditional food sampling
  • Cultural sharings, conversation and  stage performances
  • A variety of exhibitors offering health and wellness opportunities to the community

Sponsorship Opportunities

The success of the National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event is largely due to the support of local sponsors and community partners.

For more information on how you can sponsor the event this year, please view the National Indigenous Peoples Day Sponsorship Package.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor applications are now closed. If you have questions regarding the status of an application you have already submitted, please connect with Vanessa Sobocan at, or Melissa Butler at

A Message from the Elected Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation

“O Siam e Nes Chalacha Siam”
Dear respected friends and relatives,

My traditional name is Xwopokton, English name Harley Chappell. I am the Elected Chief of Semiahmoo First Nation.

Thank you for your interest in the National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event held on June 21, 2019 at Holland Park in Surrey, British Columbia.

As you may or may not know, Surrey resides on the unceded traditional territory of three land based communities; Semiahmoo, Katzie, and Kwantlen, and has the highest Urban Indigenous population in British Columbia, according to Statistics Canada, (2011).

For me, the National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Wellness Event is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the diverse Indigenous cultures of these lands, as well as all others who have made this beautiful part of British Columbia their home.

With sincere thanks,

Xwopokton, Harley Chappell

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