Squamish and Lil'wat Cultural Centre - News Release

    NORTH VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - The Squamish and Lil'wat Cultural
Centre would like to announce the Salish Weaving Artisan Development Project.
It is our pleasure to acknowledge RBC for their significant contribution of
$350,000, $100K for construction and $250K over 5 years for artists' training.
 To date, Spo7ez has received 2 payments of $50K = $100,000.00. In addition,
we would like to recognize Many Nations Financial Services Ltd. for
contributing $5,000 for this project.
    Salish weaving is a traditional art form of the Northwest Coast
Indigenous people and it is the Squamish and Lil'wat Cultural Centre's
aspiration to revitalize, showcase, and preserve this art form. The Salish
Weaving Artisan Development Project has three goals: 1) revive the ancient art
form; 2) training and apprentice Squamish Nation members on the art form; and
3) create Salish weaving wall hangings for the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural
Centre. Ten apprentice Squamish Nation weavers will create monumental woven
pieces that will be displayed at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, which
is scheduled for opening on June 2008.
    Witness the launch of the Salish Weaving Artisan Development Project, a
historical event, on Friday, April 20, 2007 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the
Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC.
    Chen kwenmantumi, We are grateful.

For further information:

For further information: Linda Calla, Spo7ez Cultural Centre, Ph: (604)
913-1810 ext 222, Email: lcalla@spo7ez.ca

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