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Ceremonial Planting Day and Mural Unveiling

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

Come join us for an event celebrating W̱SÁNEĆ ethnobotany and the unveiling of new public art on our island of SḴŦAḴ!  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 murals. Then join us at the Ag Hall for cake and tea and a panel conversation on W̱SÁNEĆ ethnobotany.

Special guests: 

W̱SÁNEĆ Knowledge Keepers and elders J’SINTEN, COSINIYE, SELILYE, Earl Claxton and Carl Olsen

The stewardship team from the PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation – Judith Arney, Sarah Jim, Kyle Clarke

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

The HELISET Youth Drummers and Dancers

Participants will learn about:

  • making W̱SÁNEĆ rush mats and what the mats were used for;
  • 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
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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