FIRST WELCOME – HYCH’KA
(Huy chexw a)

Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre and Mortal Coil Performance Society have partnered to create FIRST WELCOME – HYCH’KA (Huy chexw a) – August and September, 2017 in North Vancouver BC and Richmond BC. Part of Canada’s 150+ Celebrations, FIRST WELCOME –HYCH’KA (Huy chexw a) explores and celebrates first contacts and welcome between people, cultures, and species.

We actively acknowledge that this art and our work takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Featuring a spectacular giant Coast Salish Puppet, the Musqueam First Nation’s Tsatsu Stalqaya or Coastal Wolf Pack, neighbourhood children, community choirs, parades with family and friends, creative workshops and much more.

These free impromptu performance experiences weave together live music, singing, puppetry and parades that engage all present, celebrating a nation founded on the experiences of immigration and first contact.

Come. Experience the excitement, curiosity and wonder of meeting someone or something new for the first time.

First Welcome Hych'ka at Delbrook Community Centre Opening Celebration

Calendar of Events

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Canada Day Celebrations 12:00 pm
Canada Day Celebrations @ Granville Island
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Live & Local Culture Series 6:00 pm
Live & Local Culture Series @ Civic Plaza
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
See the marvel of a 12 foot puppet operated by five puppeteers and participate in three engaging workshops.  Create your own mask and puppet and learn how to drum with the Uzume…
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Arts Factory Opening 12:00 pm
Arts Factory Opening @ Arts Factory
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
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Drum is Calling Festival 12:00 pm
Drum is Calling Festival @ Larwill Park
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
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Live & Local Culture Series 6:00 pm
Live & Local Culture Series @ Lynn Valley Plaza
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
See the marvel of a 12 foot puppet operated by five puppeteers and participate in three engaging workshops.  Create your own mask and puppet and learn how to drum with the Uzume…
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Drum is Calling Festival 12:00 pm
Drum is Calling Festival @ Larwill Park
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
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Canada 150 Celebration

Presentation House Theatre

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture