Celebrate National Aboriginal Day 

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre has traditional crafts, free admission for children

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Learn about First Nations National Aboriginal Day comes to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
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  • Learn about First Nations National Aboriginal Day comes to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler is celebrating National Aboriginal Day with traditional arts and crafts, bannock tasters and free admission for children under the age of 18.

The event takes place on Friday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Aboriginal Day is recognized nationwide as a day for all Canadians to honour and celebrate the heritage, diversity and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and and Métis peoples.

"The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre recognizes the importance of not only the cultures of the Squamish and Lil'wat communities, but the celebration of Aboriginal peoples throughout our Nation," says Brady Smith, SLCC executive director.

For more information visit www.slcc.ca.

Six producers chosen for WFF Feature Project Lab

Six Canadian producers have been selected for the Whistler Film Festival's (WFF) annual Feature Project Lab.

This allows film producers to learn about how to raise funding and other investment to get their movies made.

The six are Michael Solomon of Quebec, Siobhan McCarthy of B.C., Allison Whiste of Newfoundland, Ryan Reaney of Ontario, Laura Milliken of Ontario and Ralph Holt of Ontario.

"The six projects chosen to participate in this year's Feature Project Lab represent an eclectic mix of talent from across Canada. We are excited to launch our new two-phased program with such a strong group whilst connecting them to our industry experts for invaluable feedback to support their journey to screen," said Angie Nolan, WFF's industry programming manager.

The program runs during the 2015 film festival, from Dec. 1 to 4.

Sea to Sky Gondola celebrates summer solstice

The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is holding its second annual summer solstice weekend.

Performers Cam Salay, Badgerchild with Alex Marusyk, Lovecoast and Dustin Bentall are on stage on Friday, June 19.

While on Saturday, June 20, a family games zone will be set up. There will also be lantern making from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a lantern walk around the Panorama Trail, featuring live performances. Open flames will not be allowed.

For more information visit www.seatoskygondola.com.

Pemberton wants your flag

The Pemberton Arts and Culture Council is calling for creative versions of the Canadian flag to celebrate the country's birthday.

Whether your version is made from dried leaves, macaroni, fabric or paint, they can be dropped off at the Cottonwood Community Club from June 15 to 30.

The Flag Art goes on display on Canada Day.

Whistler Museum AGM date announced

The Whistler Museum and Archives is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday, July 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be a Year in Review presentation, financial update and the election of the board of trustees.

This is followed by a free barbecue and cash bar.

For more information visit www.whistlermuseum.org.



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