Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee to visit New Westminster

Spotlight on: Gifts from the Fraser

What’s happening?

Fraser River Discovery Centre is taking part in the City of New Westminster’s Winterfest celebrations by holding Gifts of the Fraser, a seasonal celebration event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 788 Quayside Dr.

What’s Gifts of the Fraser?

Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee is making a special guest appearance and presenting her published story, Raven’s Feast. Dressed in her traditional regalia, she will be using her rattle and drum to present Raven’s Feast, which celebrates Haida culture.

“The Fraser River has been home to many different First Nations from time immemorial,” said Stephen Bruyneel, director, external relations development. “So we are very excited to have Kung Jaadee join us in this year’s celebration.”

Gifts of the Fraser also features gift-making, art-crafting and festive cheer.

“Every year we put on a celebration of the holiday season at FRDC, and we’re happy to do so this year as part of Winterfest,” Bruyneel said. “Our theme – Gifts of the Fraser – will help bring the living, working Fraser River into everyone’s holiday celebrations.”

How much does it cost?

Attendance at Gifts of the Fraser is included with regular admission fees to Fraser River Discovery Centre. Admission is $6 for adults 19 and up, $5 for seniors 65 and up and students with identification, $3 for children aged three to 12, free for children under two, and $15 for a family with two adults and a maximum of four children.

Tell me more about Fraser River Discovery Centre:

Fraser River Discovery Centre present stories of the Fraser River and its contribution to the life, history and future of British Columbia. The centre includes rotating exhibits and hands-on programs, resources for students and researchers, and more. During the winter, it’s open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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