Celebrate the spirit of National Aboriginal Day at KPU

Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Surrey, B.C. – Everyone is invited to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to celebrate the spirit of Canada's 20th annual National Aboriginal Day.

Hosted at KPU Surrey on June 21, an afternoon full of activities and presentations will honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and vibrant traditions of Aboriginal peoples across KPU’s region, and throughout Canada.

Hoop dancing, cedar weaving, a dance performance by Butterflies in Spirit and a special presentation by KPU’s Elder in Residence Lekeyten will all take place In KPU’s courtyard or Surrey Main atrium – weather dependent – starting at 12:30 p.m. A private feast honouring special guests and Aboriginal students will kick off the festivities earlier in the day.

All activities after 12:30 p.m. are free and open to the public. For an event itinerary, visit kpu.ca/events/national-aboriginal-day-2016. To learn more about KPU Indigenous Services for Students, visit kpu.ca/indigenous.

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996, and has become a Canada-wide occasion to celebrate the country’s strong and spirited cultures and traditions. More information about the day is available here.

June 21, 12:30-3:10 p.m.
WHERE: KPU Surrey courtyard or atrium, 12666 72nd Ave.
INFO: For more information, visit kpu.ca/events/national-aboriginal-day-2016

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.    

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