Kla-howya: Aboriginal Village Welcome
ENDED FEB 28, 2010: The lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver (at Canada Place) will be transformed into a stunning 16-day showcase of Aboriginal art, performances, and culture – free to residents and visitors during the upcoming 2010 Games. Organizers tell CityCaucus.com they want to share the cultural richness, stories and traditions of British Columbia's Aboriginal people, and promote Aboriginal tourism across British Columbia. The Kla-howya: Aboriginal Village Welcome will feature traditional dancing, cedar bark weaving, Aboriginal fashions, birch bark chewing, moose hide tufting, jewelry making, carving, storytelling and an opportunity to explore the harvesting of wild herbs for traditional medicines. They have set up a blog where you can read all about the various exhibits and entertainment. If you would like to see other First Nations art and culture, you should also visit the Four Host First Nations Pavilion and Canada's Northern House.
The Pan Pacific is located at the Waterfront terminus station for Skytrain and Canada Line. For a map on how to get there, click here.
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