Canim Lake Aboriginal Days a success

Canim Lake Band celebrates Aboriginal Day

Trinity Theodore-Jensen gets a bit of healing pitch ointment for a scratch on her arm from her great-grandmother

Trinity Theodore-Jensen gets a bit of healing pitch ointment for a scratch on her arm from her great-grandmother

More than 100 people were in attendance, either as spectator or participating in the annual Canim Lake National Aboriginal Days at the Eliza Archie Memorial School grounds on June 21.

It was an enthusiastic crowd, says recreational director Tish Diamond.

“There were lots of cultural booths holding displays and we had 12 teams of four taking part in the amazing race.”

There were 10 stations in the race and some of the clues were in the Shuswap native language and some in English.

The Canim Lake Band had a demonstration of drumming and dancers; there was a bannock contest, lahal games and novelty races.

National Aboriginal Day throughout Canada gives people the opportunity to celebrate and share the knowledge of Aboriginal peoples’ values, customs, languages and culture.