Busy weekend ahead-Hospital Day, Aboriginal Day, Hiellen Longhouse Village opening, etc.

  • Jun. 19, 2014 7:00 p.m.

With Hospital Day, Aboriginal Day, and the grand opening of the Hiellen Longhouse Village all taking place this weekend, it’s sure to be busy on Haida Gwaii! Hospital DayHospital Day is Saturday in Queen Charlotte, marking the longest community holiday on the islands, going since 1908. The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 8 am and then moves into a parade 10:30 am, which runs down Oceanview drive and ends at the community hall. Slowpitch, music, and even a dunk tank and more will all be part of the festivities throughout the day. Then, a salmon and steak dinner at 4:30 pm and an adult dance at 10 pm. Aboriginal DayAboriginal Day celebrations happen in both Skidegate and Old Massett. In Skidegate, (at the Kay Centre) the event starts at 11 am on Saturday with singing of the Haida national anthem. Soon after, a fried bread lunch will be served among many other delicious foods. Between lunch and 4 pm, there’ll be children’s activities, as well as a tour of the totem poles and canoes at the centre. In Old Massett, there are activities both Saturday and Sunday. They include paddle boarding, soccer and face paintng, as well as an amazing race, between 3 and 5 pm. Check for posters on the weekend’s activities.Hiellen Longhouse VillageOn Sunday, between 2-4 pm, the grand opening of the Hiellen Longhouse will take place, as well as the unveiling of the Tow Hill boardwalk signs and two new totem poles. From 3-4 pm there will be a market selling food and crafts. And from 5-6 pm there will be a salmon BBQ dinner. There will be a shuttle between Agate and Tow Hill for those who would like to park at Agate. And finally, on Saturday at the Old Massett Community Hall, it’s Haida Grad, where graduates from elementary, high school, and post-secondary school will be celebrated. Lunch will held at noon and the celebration will carry on from 12-4 pm. Further information for Aboriginal Day can be found by calling Kay Llnagaay at 559-7885, or Old Massett Village Council at 626-3337. CBCAnd don’t forget (see story below), the CBC will be broadcasting from the Heritage Centre in Skidegate from noon until 2 pm on Friday, and 6 am (yes, 6 am) until 9 am on Saturday.The summer is starting with a ka-bang. Enjoy!

Just Posted

Seven arrested in drug trafficking investigation

Queen Charlotte RCMP arrested seven people in connection to a drug trafficking… Continue reading

QC, Port commit to electric car infrastructure

Municipalities opt in for Hwy. 16 charging network

More sailings coming to Haida Gwaii

The B.C. government says Haida Gwaii’s two BC Ferries routes are among… Continue reading

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

Mold shuts down construction at QC supportive housing project

Construction of the new 19-unit modular housing complex in Queen Charlotte has… Continue reading

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read