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39th Annual BC Elders Gathering

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Event Dates: July 7,8 & 9, 2015
Location: Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd.
Saanichton BC
V8M 2C3


Tsawout First Nation and the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations are proud to be hosting the 39th Annual BC Elders Gathering on July 7th to 9th, 2015. We anticipate hosting up to 5,000 Elder’s and other visitors during this event. The Gathering will be held primarily at the Panorama Leisure Centre and the event is to honour and give thanks to our Elders.


The purpose for the First Nation’s Elders Gathering is so the Elders can come together from across BC, Alberta, the Yukon and Washington to reconnect, socialize and celebrate their culture and history.

With the Gathering taking place here on the Saanich Peninsula, it allows visitors from outside the greater Victoria area to visit our fantastic tourist destinations and learn about our W̱SÁNEĆ history and culture.

The Gathering provides an opportunity for Elders to share traditional ways with visiting cultural and linguistic groups. This is done through food, songs, dances and ceremonies.

For more information visit our website at www.bcelders2015.ca or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .