Coastal First Nations Dance Festival 2013

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology, present the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, which is coming up next week. The festival celebrates First Nations music, dance, and culture through a series of school workshops, signature evening presentations, and afternoon festival stage performances.

Dancers of Damelahamid
Photo: Courtesy of Dancers of Damelahamid

The Dancers of Damelahamid have had the honour to present dance groups from the following First Nations: Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwakwakawakw, Gitxsan, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Haida, Tagish and Tlingit Nations. Guest artists from across Canada, as well as international groups from New Zealand & Australia, have been invited to share their traditions, allowing the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival to connect with a global community of Indigenous dance.

Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology
When: March 6th to 9th, 2013
Tickets: Aavailable online or by calling (604) 827-4029. $25 for adults; $20 for students, seniors, & MOA Members.

Festival Stage performances are March 9th and March 10th at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, and are included with MOA admission.

If you would like to explore more of the festival, I have two tickets available for the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Signature Evening Performance on March 8th at 7:30pm (valued at $50). Here’s how you can enter to win them:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00pm.

Update The winner is Sue!

Current Contests on Miss604
*All contests are open to residents of Canada only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Some contests may only be open to those 19 years of age and older. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts. Contest policy »

8 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AmyMonday, March 4th, 2013 — 6:30pm PST

    I would love to see this!

  2. KrissyMonday, March 4th, 2013 — 7:49pm PST

    It would be a treat and a privilege to attend!

  3. MaureenMonday, March 4th, 2013 — 10:49pm PST

    Great opportunity to find out more about First Nations culture.

  4. Jenn STuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 2:59am PST

    what a great opportunity

  5. SherryTuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 6:04am PST

    I know just the person to take – loves first nation’s dancing!

  6. SueTuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 12:35pm PST

    This would be a joy to attend with my family!

  7. Teresa KTuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 6:01pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  8. FionaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 11:12am PST

    Looks really neat! – I’d love to go!

Also on