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ICYMI: Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together event returns on Canada Day

The Downtown Squamish BIA event will have music, food, drinks, and more.
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The Squamish Nation Welhtima Kexwusem song and dance group. File photo/The Newisu

The celebratory community event Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together is back on Canada Day.

According to a news release from the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA), the event will once again take over Junction Park on Monday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event features live music, food and drink, cultural performances, and the X̱ex̱e7énaḵ Creators Together Market along Cleveland Avenue.

“Our community is not complete without all of its members and the stories they carry to shape and enrich the culture of where we live. We connect through music, food, dance, togetherness. We look forward to celebrating the culture of Squamish in the heart of our downtown,” said Kerry Neil, the DSBIA executive director, in the release.

Performances will include the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw Nation Welhtima Kexwusem song and dance group as well as local bands Bluesberry Jam and Ant Hill Kids.

Alongside the roadside market, there will be food trucks, a craft beer garden, and a kids' zone.

“Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together has been designed with accessibility and inclusivity in mind and is free for everyone to attend. The public is encouraged to use transit or active transportation. A bike valet will be provided,” reads the release.

Volunteers are still needed for the event and a form can be found on downtownsquamish.com.