Gift your loved ones with artistic adventures this year!
Celebrate togetherness and inspiration, creativity and community,
AND celebrate our 25th birthday with your presence!
Sumsháthut (Sun) Festival
Curated by Tsatassaya White
Indigenous dance, song, fashion, feasting and play for all ages
•Hw’I’ttsus lhqel’ts: Jealous Moon, a play entirely in the Hul qumi num language by Xe’ Xe’ Productions
•Ay Lelum: Good House of Design
(New this year: entry tickets and dinner tickets are sold separately. Entry tickets provide essential support to the costs of organizing the event including for the artists providing entertainment. Entry tickets offer access to these unique and extraordinary presentations by First Nation artists and community as well as the opportunity to shop with First Nations vendors at the Trading Post Market. Dinner is purchases separately through the caterers at $15/plate. Dinner options are Deer Stew or Salmon.)
$75 Accomplice Ticket: Supports Crimson Coast Dance’s Indigenous programming. A charitable receipt is available at $50. A dinner ticket will be provided while plates last. Arrive early and enjoy the entire day!
$45 Ally Ticket: Supports Crimson Coast Dance’s Indigenous programming and Sumsháthut in particular, a charitable receipt is available at $20. A dinner ticket will be provided while plates last. Arrive early and enjoy the entire day!
$10 Community ticket: Made possible with the support of the City of Nanaimo, Heritage Canada, Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council. Dinner plates are available separately for $15 paid directly to the caterers.
12 y.o. and under: free. Dinner plates are available separately for $15 paid directly to the caterers.
-The term ally is defined as someone who advocates for groups or individuals who do not come from the same place of privilege as the ally. Being an ally is considered one of the first steps in race and social justice work.
-The term accomplice encompasses allyship but goes beyond to advocacy. An accomplice uses their privilege to challenge existing conditions at the risk of their own comfort and well-being.