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Ethnobotany Garden Opening and Art Unveiling

November 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us for an event celebrating W̱SÁNEĆ ethnobotany and the unveiling of new public art on SḴŦAḴ/Mayne Island!  Meet at the ethnobotany garden at 2 pm for an Elder’s Ceremonial Planting immediately followed by the Unveiling of artist Sarah Jim’s SḴŦAḴ Triptych installations. Then join us at the Ag Hall for cake and tea and a community conversation on W̱SÁNEĆ ethnobotany.

Special guests: 

W̱SÁNEĆ Knowledge Keepers and elders COSINIYE, SELILYE, and Earl Claxton

From the PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation –  Judith Lyn Arney, Sarah Jim, and Kyle Clarke

Mayne Island Conservancy biologist Rob Underhill and Ethnobotany Head Gardener, Jack Ryder.

The HELISET Youth Drummers and Dancers

Participants will learn about:

  • the uses of culturally important plants of the W̱SÁNEĆ people
  • the ŦIKEL / Wetland ethnobotany garden we are planting on Mayne / SḴŦAḴ

Admission by donation.  All donations to go to the maintenance fund for the ŦIKEL / Wetland ethnobotany garden on Mayne / SḴŦAḴ.


November 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mayne Island Conservancy
(250) 539-2535


Mayne Island Agricultural Hall
430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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