General · 30th June 2014
This year, the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre will host Canada Day at the Cape. This one day celebration will combine many typical Canada Day activities, like the opening Pancake Breakfast, with tours of the Sacred Potlatch Collection and ancient petroglyphs, heritage interpretation walks to the landing site of Captain George Vancouver, an artisan marketplace, Elder's storytelling, heaps of family and children's activities, and the rededication of three historic welcome poles currently under restoration.
The highlight for many attendees will be the arrival of the Tribal Journey canoes who will enter our territory on July 1st, en route from Washington State to their final destination in Bella Bella. After the traditional welcome has been completed, we will host a community feast followed by First Nations drumming and dancing.
Canada Day at the Cape is pleased to announce that among the estimated crowd of 5,000, will be Her Honour Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Dr. David Suzuki to address crowd during the evening performances on the Main Stage at Nuyumbalees.
Complimentary shuttle service from the ferry as well as other Island locations (We Wai Kai Campsite, Heriot Bay Tru-Value Food, Quadra Island Community Centre, Quadra Elementary, Quadra Island Community Credit Union), plus an on-site bike valet, will help us create the safest event possible.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
9:30 am – 10:45am FREE Pancake Breakfast Cape Mudge Rec Hall
11:00am Rededication - Historic Welcome Poles Nuyumbalees
1:00pm Official Opening of Canada Day 2014 Main Stage
1:30pm – 6:00pm Tours of Sacred Potlatch Collection Nuyumbalees
Elder’s Storytelling Ah Wah Qwas Dza
Heritage Walks Lighthouse Trail
Canada Day Cake Contest Marketplace
Passport to Fun Family Program Playground Area
2:00pm – 5:00pm Arrival of Tribal Journey Canoes Beach by Band Office
5:00pm Community Feast Begins Cape Mudge Rec Hall
5:00pm – 8:00pm Main Stage Opens Nuyumbalees
9:00pm Last Shuttle Leaves the Village
Of course events of this magnitude require tremendous volunteer support. If you would like information on the opportunities available, please email or call 250-285-3733. VOLUNTEER PARKING IS LOCATED AT QUADRA BUILDERS.
Artisans and Certified Food Vendors welcome. Please email or contact the Centre for more information, or download and complete the Marketplace Application. or Food Vendor Application. Completed forms must be submitted with payment.
PLEASE NOTE - VEHICLE TRAFFIC DURING THE EVENT IS RESTRICTED TO LOCAL ACCESS AND THOSE WITH HANDICAP PASSES. COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE COVE FERRY TERMINAL AND OTHER ISLAND LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THE QUADRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY CENTRE, HERIOT BAY TRU-VALUE, WE WAI KAI CAMPGROUND & QUADRA CREDIT UNION WILL BE PROVIDED. FREE ON-SITE BIKE VALET AVAILABLE.
Please note there is no parking permitted along Green Road into the Village.
Help support the Cultural Centre by purchasing the 2014 Legacy Membership, which includes a limited Canada Day T-Shirt for $25 (T-shirts sold seperately $20).
ADMISSION TO CANADA DAY AT THE CAPE IS BY DONATION. Nuyumablees Cultural Centre is a registered non-profit society. Your support is greatly appreciatly.
Canada Day at the Cape is proud to recognize the following community partners:
We Wai Kai Nation. Heritage Canada. BC Hydro. Strathcona Regional District. Discovery Island Chamber of Commerce. Ocean Pacific Marine. Atlegay Fisheries. We Wai Kai Seafood Corporation. Quadra Building Supply. Smokey's Bike School. Gowlland Harbour Resort. Walcan Seafood Corporation. Cloverdale Paint. Homalco First Nation. Homalco Wildlife Tours. Cape Mudge Boat Works.