The District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association are pleased to host Candace Campo, Cultural Ambassador of the shishalh Nation, and owner of Talaysay Tours, for a very special Oceans Day interpretive walk of the Sechelt Shoreline and surrounding lands.
Talaysay' Spoken Treasures Oceans Day Tour Description:
Our art, stories, history, & our community today – Spoken Treasures! Northwest Coast and Coast Salish art define and express a rich history, worldview and tribal way of living for our people, the shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nations. We invite you to join us as we journey our village by a leisure walk to view the Northwest Coast totems, stone sculptures and historical buildings and monuments. What better way to learn the local history, lore and current events then by the friendly local villagers who have lived here for millennia.
The shíshálh people, a Coast Salish tribe, have had self-government for 30+ years. Our people have inter-married with other First Nations up and down the Northwest Coast and later Canadians, resulting in rich diverse culture and art that conveys our interconnectedness & relationship to the land.
This tour includes a local guide and cultural ambassador who will provide interpretation of the history of Sechelt, and discuss our clans, legends and stories of the people as told through our totems, welcome figures and sculptures. Highlights include the history of contact, the revitalization of culture, art, and the fascinating tales of Emily Carr and her visits to our shíshálh village during the 1930’s. In honour of World Oceans Day, this special tour will highlight the importance of the marine environment to the Coast Salish people, in the past and in present day.
Spaces are limited to 20, so please reserve your spot today!
Meet at Friendship Park at 12 pm for the opening ceremonies of Sechelt Oceans Day, and then we leave from there to start the walking tour at 12:15 pm sharp.