Heritage Week “Bannock and Tea”

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Date(s) - 17 Feb 2015 until 17 Feb 2015
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sənsísyustən House of Learning Multi-Purpose Room


The Sncəwips Heritage Museum’s “Bannock and Tea” event is being held in Westbank First Nation’s Community Core, 1920 Quail Lane, which is very quickly turning into WFN’s main street. This event is open to the public and is focused on bringing together all community members to showcase our long, shared history together. Hosting the event in WFN’s community core will bring awareness of the space as a social place for all peoples from all walks of life to get together and learn more about one another.


WFN will provide snacks and beverages inspired by Syilx traditional diet in order to bring about a new sense of appreciation for the foods that sustained the Okanagan people for centuries. A large aspect of community gatherings has always been food and the Sncəwips Heritage Museum felt this was one way to honour that tradition and garner interest for this unique event.

Another highlight of the event will be the showcasing of some of WFN’s historically relevant, and awareness building videos that touch on personal stories of growing up in the Okanagan from a First Nations perspective as well as the growth of WFN as a community, organization and government.


The idea behind this event is to showcase what our “main street” is centred on, the people. This is an important opportunity to breakdown some of the barriers that have been in place culturally, socially, and even politically. By creating more awareness of who we are, where we are from, and the direction we are headed, WFN hopes to showcase our community as inclusive, open and willing to work with our neighbours and partners to create a greater sense of community for all to appreciate.

For more information please contact:
Jordan Coble

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