Understanding leads to acceptance
We aim to bridge the gap between communities. Everyone is welcome to stop by to say hello and learn about the diverse cultures that make up Bonnyville.
National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration
National Indigenous People’s Day is celebrated on June 21 of each year. During the celebrations, you will have the chance to participate in some of our cultural activities. The event includes a Pipe Ceremony, Aboriginal dancers and drummers, and traditional food to enjoy as a community. Join us to gain first-hand knowledge of Indigenous culture, values, and ceremonies.
June 21, 2019 at the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre
Pipe Ceremony 10:30 am – BBQ 11:30 am – Opening Ceremonies 1:00 pm
Education Week/Educational Workshops
During Education week, we go to local schools to show presentations on Indigenous Culture. Our intent is to teach school-age children about Indigenous Culture to promote awareness, while cultivating shared understanding.
The Elder’s Council is in place to assist the Bonnyville Friendship Centre with ensuring culture is preserved and passed on to future generations.
The Elders Education Program will help facilitate cultural preservation, allowing Elders to attend workshops in different communities with other Elders. This Program also facilitates cultural ceremonies, including Pipe Ceremonies throughout the year.