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Pole Raising & Blessing Celebration

Sunday, June 24, 2018~ Sunday, June 24, 2018~Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Pole Raising & Blessing Celebration

Stuwicmc Staltmc Lhkw’anaats Conrad Clellamin, in collaboration with BC Parks, is inviting the community to witness the blessing and raising of the Belarko Welcome Pole, and the blessing of the Fisheries Pool Shelter and unveiling of its carved doors.
This community celebration is taking place on Sunday, June 24, 2018. You are invited to arrive at Belarko Wildlife Viewing Area at 10:30 am. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am.
Following the blessing of the Welcome Pole, carved by Nuxalk Carver Lyle Mack, the community will raise and set the pole. Strong, able-bodied community members are asked to assist with the pole raising. Nuxalk singers are also requested to attend and bring drums.
Following the Welcome Pole ceremony, we will move to the Fisheries Pool site to bless the new Fisheries Pool Shelter building and unveil the stories held in its cedar doors, carved by Nuxalk Master Carver Qwaxwqwaxwanm Alvin Mack. After the ceremonies, we invite you to join us in sharing a meal around a fire.







Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018


Fisheries Pool Campground Access Rd, Central Coast, BC V0T, Canada
Fisheries Pool Campground Access Rd
Central Coast, British Columbia V0T 1H0 Canada


BC Parks