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Cultural gathering scheduled at Tla'amin Salish Centre

Wuwoom Festival celebrates cultural diversity through songs, dance and food
DIVERSE ACTS: Getting ready for the Wuwoom Festival at Tla’amin Nation at the end of the month are [from left] organizer Cyndi Pallen, helper Randolph Timothy Jr, and Shelley Chaney, a singer. The annual fundraising event features performers from all walks of life, sharing musical acts, songs and dance from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Wuwoom Festival at Tla’amin Nation is a multicultural showcase and yearly fundraiser open to the communities of Powell River and Tla’amin.

This year’s event will be held at the Tla'amin Salish Centre gym, March 29, with doors opening at 5:30 pm, going until 9 pm.

“Our goal was to celebrate cultural diversity within the Powell River community through songs, dance and food, stated organizer Cyndi Pallen, in a media release. “We are seeking artists who wish to share their cultural background through songs or traditional dance, or simply play an instrument. We are inviting Scottish pipers, zumba, a Danish singer, a couple of choirs from town, and entertainers from Mexico, Ireland and Africa.”

Pallen stated that to begin the evening, Tla’amin drummers and singers will process in, opening the evening with traditional songs of the Tla'amin people.

“We will also have songs from Lillooet and Squamish singers joining us for this special evening,” stated Pallen. “We are happy to say this evening will be filled with performers from all walks of life, sharing musical acts, songs and dance from their cultural backgrounds. This is an annual fundraiser for individuals to attend the Vancouver Sun Run.”

Anyone who wishes to participate is asked to call 604.414.3874 for tickets, which will be available for pre-sale or at the door, added Pallen.

Bannock will be for sale at the event to help raise funds. A table will also be set for individuals to bring an appetizer to share with everyone, with people being able to bring their special dish or something from their cultural background, stated Pallen.

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