The Dancers of Damelahamid, a professional First Nations dance company based in North Vancouver, bring its northwest coast inspired dance ‘Spirit Transforming’ to the Lakes District Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The Gitxsan, ‘people of the river of mists’, are part of the coastal group of cultures that have distinctive button blanket regalia. Their rich history of masked dance inspires a compelling performance, celebrating the diversity of indigenous cultures across Canada. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia, The Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space, bridging the ancient with a living tradition. For more information about The Dancers of Damelahamid, go to: http://damelahamid.ca
A special presentation by the professional, Victoria-based Story Theatre Company of “The Call Went Out”, a World War I themed play, based on letters sent by BC soldiers to loved ones at the beginning of WWI, takes place at The Royal Canadian Legion in Burns Lake at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. The play lasts about 30 minutes, with question and answer period to follow. The play is a joint project with the Royal BC Museum, and museum archival material will be displayed. Admission by donation.
Mistletoe Mania Christmas Parade and Christmas Light Up will be Friday Nov. 27. The parade begins at 6:15 p.m. in back of the Burns Lake Library and proceeds down Government Street, and the lightup takes place at Pioneer Park right after the parade. Come enjoy a hot chocolate, kick off the Christmas season, and join the Lakes District Community Choir and your neighbours and friends in Christmas carols. And enjoy a evening of late night shopping at all our great stores in town. More information will be in next week’s issue of Lakes District News.