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Spo7ez Wellness Feast

Cornucopia Spring Culinary Experience

Join us for an authentic Indigenous wellness experience on June 19th at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. As part of the pop-up, culinary series in partnership with Cornucopia – a true celebration of the spring season with fresh menus, and a fresh perspective, that will nourish your body and mind.

Delve deeper into our stories, shared territories, and living heritage of our two distinct cultures, beginning with a welcome song, and fifteen-minute film. Experience a tour through the Great Hall and the new Ancient Medicine exhibit followed by a smudge ceremony on the Mezzanine patio. Savour local cuisine through a culinary journey that blends traditional ingredients and food preparation with modern plates. Cultural Ambassadors in regalia share songs and stories from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation throughout.

Cultural Performances

Spend the evening with the Spo7ez Performance Team. Welcome, Guided tour of the Museum, Feast Blessing, Story Telling, Dancing & Farewell with a photo opportunity.

Feast Menu

Comprised of traditional, seasonal ingredients and Indigenous-inspired plates.

SPO7EZ WELLNESS FEAST – Cornucopia 2022

 

FRESH BAKED BANNOCK (Vegatarian)

 

WILD ARUGULA & FRISEE (Vegan, GF)
Roast Beets, Pickled Spruce Tips and Blueberry Dressing

ANCIENT GRAINS SALAD (Vegan)
Wild rice, Oats, Farrow and Quinoa, with Pickled Oyster Mushrooms, Cranberries, and Herb Verde Dressing

ROAST GARLIC POTATO GRATIN (GF)

SEASONAL VEGETABLE SAUTE (GF)
Zucchini, Carrots, Pearl onions and Kale

 

BRAISED ELK WITH PEPPERS AND CORN(GF)

WEST COAST CEDAR PLANK SALMON WITH CHILI-MAPLE GLAZE (GF)

SMOKED TOFU WITH SPRING PEA PUREE AND SPICY CARROTS (Vegan)

 

BLACKBERRY CLAFOUTIS with Xusum and Hazelnuts

JARRED COCONUT CREAM WITH SEASONAL FRUIT COMPOTE
(Vegan Dessert Option – Pre-order with tickets)

 

FAIR TRADE SPIRIT BEAR COFFEE

ICED BERRY TEA

Drinks Menu

Cash Bar (available during dinner)

Indigenous World Wine Red & White

Bottle $55 | Glass $12

Local Craft Beer, Cider & Coolers

$9

Pop & Soda

$4

Dates

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Doors open to the Great Hall at 5pm and drumming begins at 5:15pm.

The evening winds down after 9pm, with guests invited to stay until 9.30pm.

Evening Timeline

5:00pm – Doors open to Guests

5:15pm– Cultural Ambassador invites the group to join at the Welcome Figure and sing Chief Jimmy Jimmy

5:20pm – Movie plays in Theater

5:35pm – Cultural Ambassador takes guests on a guided tour through museum and Gallery 3

6:15pm – Guests taken to Mezzanine for Smudge Ceremony

7:00pm – Guests taken downstairs to the Gift Shop / shown their seats in the Istken Hall

7:00pm – Bar Opens in Istken Hall

7:15pm– Opening introduction welcome song and a feast blessing from the Spo7ez Performance Team

7:25pm – Buffet Opens and tables called up individually to visit food stations

7:45pm– Spo7ez Performance Team shares 2 songs

7:55pm – Dessert served

8:15pm – Spo7ez Performance Team shares 2 songs with closing remarks and offer a photo opportunity with guests

8:45pm– Food stations close

9:00pm – Bar closes

9:30pm – Gift Shop closes & Evening wraps up and guests leave

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop will be open from 5pm to 9.30pm, specializing in authentic and exclusive handcrafted Northwest Coast First Nations merchandise.  Take home that perfect piece that commemorates your visit with us.

Price

$99 Adult | $79 Youth (13-18yrs) | $49.50 Child (5-12yrs) | Free 0-4yrs

Maximum 72 guests for this event

The Fine Print

This is a group experience throughout the museum, with the dinner feast in our Istken Hall. Rates are inclusive of cultural performance and dinner. Bar drinks are separate. 48hrs notice for cancellations to receive a full refund. (Friday 5pm, June 17, 2022). Dates are transferable depending on availability, also 48hrs in advance. Bookings are only available for up to 5pm 48hrs before the Feast or until sold out. For more information, please email banquets@slcc.ca.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures for the SLCC

Keeping us all healthy & safe is priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SLCC recognizes we all feel differently about the new norm. To make sure everyone feels safe when visiting our centre, we’ve developed health & safety precautions to protect guests and staff at the SLCC.

There will be hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities available before guests serve themselves at the buffet.

Private Feast Booking Inquiries

    Name (first and last)*
    Email*
    Phone number*
    Cultural Performance*
    Group Size*
    Type of Event*
    Preferred Date*
    Alternative Date*
    Additional Comments:
    Location

    The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is located in Whistler, BC Canada, on Blackcomb Way (4584) and Lorimer Road right across from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village.

    Directions

    From Vancouver: cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge, take the West Vancouver exit, turn right on Taylor Way, take Highway 1 exit west, take Highway 99 (Sea to Sky) exit north to Whistler, British Columbia. Turn right off Hwy 99 at Lorimer Road exit into Whistler Village. The Centre is located at the “T” intersection of Lorimer Road and Blackcomb Way across from Lost Lake Park in Whistler’s upper village (approximate driving time: 2 hours).

    Please note: For groups or scheduled programs please contact: 604 964 0997.

    Parking

    Once you arrive in Whistler British Columbia, drive to Lorimer Road and, before approaching the Cultural Centre, turn right into Skiers Lot #4. The Centre is just east, across the bridge from the parking lot. There is a designated loading and unloading area, several handicap spaces and bus drop-off.

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    Tours

    Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors share their cultural teachings with guests during our hourly guided tour; for additional group tour options, visit our Group Tours page.

    Thunderbird Cafe

    Thunderbird Café

    Discover our unique style of modern First Nation’s cuisine such as bannock, salmon and venison. Visit the Thunderbird Café.

    Gift Shop

    Gallery & Gift Shop

    Discover our unique selection of First Nations merchandise ranging from handcrafted works of art, to home accents, clothing and accessories, jewellery, pottery, baskets, books and souvenir merchandise. Visit the Gallery & Gift Shop.

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