The Sasquatch returns to Harrison Hot Springs
After nearly 70 years, Sasquatch Days are coming back to Harrison Hot
Springs. June 9th and 10th this historic event will bring the local
First Nations Band Sts’ailes back to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs
for two days of games, fun and excitement. This intercultural
celebration will include canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque,
medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games,
entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from
Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch
This two-day event will begin at 9:30 am Saturday June 9th with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10:00. Each day will feature Cultural Boat tours, artisan activity tables, medicine walks and opportunities for intercultural sharing. Saturday morning the main event starts as war canoes gather for a friendly competition that will continue with final races on Sunday. Of course, no canoe race is complete without a traditional salmon barbeque that will take place Saturday afternoon.
Confirmed artisans inlcude:
Rocky LaRock - Featured Carver, Demonstration and sales
Nelson Leon - Make and Take mini drums, dream catchers, drum sticks...kits. Roxanne his wife will have beadwork.
Darren Charlie - Sasquatch Drums - he will have family host his sales area
Loreen Phillips - Stsàiles Knitting - Hand spun wool products
Mali Hat Kwa - Gwen Therrien - Chilren`s Rain Wear, Women`s Wear, Purses, Traditional Regalia
Confirmed Cultural performances by
- Sasquatch Tours Dancers
- Sasquatch Tours
- Nelson Leon Pow Wow Dancers
- Le-La-La Dancers (Recently performed at the opening of the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.)
The joint hosts for this event, Sts’ailes First Nations and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, invite visitors to this unique event that brings two communities together in an opportunity to learn about the traditions of the Sts’ailes people and share cultural experiences.
Go to Tourism Harrison for further details.