nutsumaat (togetherness) on Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 | 4-8 pm
Maffeo Sutton Park

Join us at Maffeo Sutton Park for this community event hosted by the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, Mid Island Metis
Nation and the Boys and Girls Club. Participate in a fun button making activity and contribute to a collaborative mural as we
dream, discover and explore the question scekwul yuxw’alu kws nec’s tu sqwal ct? how can we speak differently through
an Indigenous lens.

Open Bulrush Poetry Reading at Buttertubs Marsh

Sunday, July 8, 1–3 pm, Free

The way we speak about plants shapes the way we perceive them. Join us as local poets and performers read their works
about flowers, mosses, ferns and forests on a walk around Buttertubs Marsh. Afterwards we'll unwind with snacks and
drinks at the Miner's Cottage.

BeauDick-255x510 1Film Screening | MAKER OF MONSTERS: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick

Monday, July 9, 7 pm

Avalon Cinema, Nanaimo
Tickets $20 

Maker of Monsters is an inspiring portrait of Beau Dick, a celebrated Kwakwaka’wakw artist and activist who worked with ancient traditions in a contemporary context. His powerful carvings resonated in his own remote community on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, and drew attention and acclaim across Canada and internationally. As an activist, Dick called attention to colonial and environmental injustices, bringing his message to the legislature in Victoria, and to the steps of parliament in Ottawa, where he enacted a political protest infused with cultural and spiritual protocol. Filmed in the years leading up to his death in 2017, filmmakers LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas and Natalie Bolla create an intimate profile of this charismatic hereditary chief and share his profound legacy.

Maker of Monsters is presented in Nanaimo by Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and TheatreOne.  Proceeds from this event will go to support the work of our non-profit organizations. 







Film Screening of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) at Bowen Park

Friday, July 20, 8–10 pm, Free

Join us for an evening of silver screen in the greenery! The original The Little Shop of Horrors is a kitsch classic about a
down-and-out flower shop, a plant with morally questionable eating habits, and a sadistic dentist. Bring a picnic blanket
and some snacks to the Millstone River just West of Wall St. and enjoy the film with family and friends.


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