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Childrens Art Festival Success

Children's Art Festival a Success

The Children's Art Festival at the museum on Friday was a success. Over 350 children came with their parents in tow. There were lots of outdoor activities and crafts for everyone to enjoy.  The Iswalh dancers from Lil'wat Nation opened the event with a welcome dance and a blessing. They danced for half an hour and then the interactive art exhibit from the Children's After School Art Program opened to the public. Fritz Kym lent his hay wagon that was decorated for the parade and we hear the Art's Council won best float!  Thanks to Penny Mclean for being the float decoration coordinator.

The Senior's Association and the Museum provided sweet treats and cool drinks. Entertainment was provided by The Kawano Sisters, Cayley Alexander, and Israel who sang their hearts out for Canada 150! Lisa Vertefeuillier provided an awesome cookie decorating experience. Valerie Butters led the after School Art Program through the month of June and spent three days setting up the art installation at the Museum. Mae Catacutan worked with Nathaniel Dolan Miller and Sarah Daws on a video that tells the story of Pemberton and District history over the last 150 years as seen by Mt. Currie the mountain.  Trish Belsham helped to coach the children on the reading of the stories.  To watch the video Click here.  

Thanks to all of the volunteers who made this possible! Special thanks to the SLRD and Village of Pemberton for the funding for this program.  

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