Performance

Enhance your group experience by adding a cultural component to your special event.  Our experienced Cultural Performance Team will dazzle your senses with colourful regalia and expressive movement through traditional song and dance.  Select from a variety of performance options that provide a glimpse into the unique cultures of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples.  These programs are ideal for enhancing holiday and community events as well as educational presentations, both in house and off-site.

For more information please email us

DELEGATION WELCOME TO OUR TRADITIONAL TERRITORY WITH SONG
Delegation Welcome

Our Cultural Ambassadors will commence your special event by welcoming your delegation to the traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.  Complete with a traditional language introduction and interpretation, then a brief overview of the territory in which Whistler is situated, and finished with a powerful drum song that caps off the presentation in an authentic and meaningful way.  This program is perfect to welcome your corporate conference or community event, or kick off your festival!

  • Performance Team arrival 15 minutes prior to off-site events and meets with Event Organizer for details and queues
  • Ambassador delivers ‘Welcome to the Territory Acknowledgement’
  • Ambassadors deliver 1 – 3 songs, depending on time permitted
  • Performing a selection of Squamish and Lil’wat Nation hand drum songs
  • Price varies depending on event size
    • FREE – Daytime Workshops, Meetings or Conferences at SLCC
    • $200 – Daytime Conference Off-site / 2 Cultural Ambassadors
    • $400 – Evening Conference Off-site or On-site / 2 Cultural Ambassadors
    • $800 – Festival and Large Events Off-site / 4 Cultural Ambassadors
WEDDING BLESSING
tomasz-wagner-smw-269_SM

Have our Cultural Ambassador provide a wedding blessing for your event complete with a traditional hand drum love song, customary of the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations.  A wonderful and meaningful way to commence your celebration and your union in an authentic way.

  • Allow 10 minutes for this experience
  • Experience includes a blessing and one song
  • Price
    • FREE – Daytime Wedding
    • $200 – Evening Wedding/ 1 Cultural Ambassadors
WELCOME AND GUIDING PROCESSION FROM PARTNERING HOTELS TO THE CULTURAL CENTRE
Delegation Procession

Experience a cultural journey from your hotel to the front doors of our Cultural Centre!  Our Cultural Performance Team will meet your delegation in the hotel lobby prior to your event and guide them over to the Cultural Centre on a journey of traditional song and dance.  Your guests will enjoy a brief welcome to the traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, followed by a drum and song procession to our front doors. Once on site, our Cultural Performance Team will continue the entertainment by providing cultural songs while your guests are entering the facility and beginning their festivities.

  • Performance Team delivers ‘Welcome to Territory Speech’ at Hotel
  • Performance Team guides guests to SLCC with hand drum song
  • Performers can be Docents in Museum for 1 ½ hours after performance
  • Performers can provide a Feast Blessing, allow 5 minutes prior to meal service
  • Weather dependent, alternative plan to be confirmed the day of event
  • 4 Performers depending on availability
  • Price:
    • $800
WELCOME PERFORMANCE
Welcome Song

Welcome your guests upon arrival at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre with an impactful singing and drumming ensemble from our Cultural Performance Team!  This experience is complete with traditional songs from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.  A delightful way to introduce your delegation to the rich cultural heritage of the First People of the Sea to Sky Valley.

  • Performance Team staged inside or outside Front Entrance way or on Mezzanine Patio, and takes queues from Event Organizer
  • Length of performance is up to 20 minute
  • Performers can be Docents in Museum for 1 ½ hours after performance
  • Performers can provide a Feast Blessing, allow 5 minutes prior to meal service
  • 4 Performers depending on availability
  • Price:
    • $800
FEAST BLESSING
Feast Blessing

Have our Cultural Ambassadors provide a food blessing for your event complete with a feast song, customary of the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations.  A wonderful and meaningful way to commence meal service by offering a prayer to the creator, who offers us the bounty of our lands and provides the sustenance that sustains all life.  A beautiful way to present your dining service in an authentic way.

  • Allow 10 minutes for this experience
  • Experience includes a blessing and one song
  • Performers can be Docents in Museum for 1 ½ hours after performance
  • Price varies depending on event size:
    • FREE – Daytime workshops, meetings or conferences
    • $200 – Daytime Conference Off-site / 2 Cultural Ambassadors
    • $400 – Evening Conference Off-site or On-site / 2 Cultural Ambassadors
    • $800 – Festival and Large Events Off-site / 4 Cultural Ambassadors
FIRST NATIONS HOOP DANCING
Hoop Dancing

Alex Wells is a world renowned First Nations Hoop Dancer who provides cultural presentations for public and private events.  Sharing his cultural traditions with the world has been his family’s way of life.  Traveling across North America and internationally since childhood and competing in First Nations dance competitions, has earned Alex the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer three times.  Your guests will enjoy this energetic display of First Nations traditional hoop dancing with spectacular regalia and music.

  • Price
    • $1600 – 20 Minute Performance
SPAKWUS SLULUM – EAGLE SONG DANCERS
Spakwus Slulum

Eagle Song Dancers are members of the Squamish Nation who provide traditional and modern cultural presentations for public and private events.  Presentations introduce the viewer to traditional ways of life, spirituality and protocol of the Salish Coastal Peoples and include hand drumming and singing animated with regalia, masks and props.  Performance Leader, S7aplek (Bob Baker) can custom design the performance to suit the requirements of any event.

  • Price is based on style and length of performance

 Link to web-site for images http://www.eaglesongdancers.org/

SLCC Summer Brochure

Brochure

Click here to download our brochure where you’ll discover our Sea to Sky highway cultural Journey map.

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.

Aboriginal Youth Ambassador Program in Whitler, #SLCCWhistler

#SLCCWhistler

#SLCCWhistler to be featured on our Instagram feed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
X