FIRST WELCOME – HYCH’KA
(Huy chexw a | Hay ce:p ’qə)

Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre and Mortal Coil Performance Society have partnered to create FIRST WELCOME – HYCH’KA (Huy chexw a | Hay ce:p ’qə) – August and September, 2017 in North Vancouver BC and Richmond BC. Part of Canada’s 150+ Celebrations, FIRST WELCOME –HYCH’KA (Huy chexw a | Hay ce:p ’qə) 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 (Huy chexw a | Hay ce:p ’qə) at Delbrook Community Centre Opening Celebration

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Richmond World Festival 11:00 am
Richmond World Festival @ Richmond World Festival
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
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Closing Community Gathering 11:00 am
Closing Community Gathering @ Lower Lonsdale
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closing Community Gathering @ Lower Lonsdale
Join the amazing community parade in Lower Lonsdale. This gathering in motion will culminate in a special performance and celebration at Waterfront Park by Lonsdale Quay. Everyone is welcome! A spectacular giant…

Canada 150 Celebration

Presentation House Theatre

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture