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Highly anticipated Siya?ten Festival taking over Westbank

The event is running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pine Stadium
The Siya?ten Festival is taking place at Pine Stadium (1900 Quail Lane) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. (@sncewipsmuseum/Instagram)

It’s all set to be a fun day for the Westbank First Nation community as the Siya?ten Festival is taking place on Saturday, June 24.

The family-friendly event will include on-stage performances, various activities, a kids fun zone, a bingo session, and educational games for attendees to learn about Indigenous culture. On top of all the activities, people can also explore the Vendors Market, where there will be many locally-owned products for sale as well as a concession and food trucks.

Many performers will take the stage to entertain the crowd with song and dance throughout the day. They include Elk bugling demonstrations by Charles Kruger of Kruger Mountain Gear, dancing and singing by Corinne Derickson, and experience the energy of Argentinian-style dance presented by Maria Derickson. k̓ʷck̓ʷact Coralee Fitness will also showcase their unique fitness routine, and lastly, awe-inspiring hoop dancing performances by three-time world champion Dallas Arcand.

Host Sncewips and emcee Krystal Withakay will guide the festival as the day goes on.

The Siya?ten Festival on from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., free to the public and is taking place at Pine Stadium (1900 Quail Lane). More information can be found here.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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