Williams Lake Indian Band hosts multicultural gathering

The Williams Lake Indian Band is hosting a Multicultural Gathering of Nations that it is planning to take place at the band’s powwow arbor.

The Williams Lake Indian Band is hosting a Multicultural Gathering of Nations that it is planning to take place at the band’s powwow arbor on June 11 and 12.

There is a great lineup of diverse entertainment, including JJ Lavalee, a champion fiddler, as well as the Langley Ukulele Ensemble who will play music from around the world, says event leader Rick Gilbert.

The event will include two days of entertainment, food, and cultural activities.

The planning committee is looking for volunteers to help with the event and vendors who are interested in selling food or other items during this event.

“We are particularly looking for anyone who would like to provide food from their country of origin as we hope to have many diverse options for people to learn about the different cultures in the Williams Lake area,” Gilbert says.

A traditional community feast will be held on Saturday evening.

Bus tours of the Sugarcane community, including the newly restored heritage church will be available throughout both days.

Admission to the event will be by donation, with all proceeds supporting the cost of the event.

Mark your calendars for this family friendly, drug and alcohol free event, says event co-ordinator Anne Burrill, who can be reached at  250-267-7211.