(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) Elder Lekeyten (seated) and many others watched the exhuberant dancing of Zactzevnl McKenna, a Shuswap First Nations member who lives in White Rock.

National Aboriginal Day marked in Langley

Despite the temperatures, many ventured out to Douglas Park for National Aboriginal Day activities.

National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Douglas Park brought together a few hundred people.

The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society organized the June 25 celebration, sharing aboriginal teachings, cultural presentations, community groups, and a variety of free family activities and aboriginal vendors.

The community also had NAD activities at the Fort Langley National Historic Site the previous weekend. NAD falls on June 21, the summer solstice.

 

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) National Aborginal Day was marked in Langley Sunday with a large gathering at Douglas Park. Festivities wrapped up at 3 p.m. but included dancing, music, food, displays, vendors and more.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) National Aborginal Day was marked in Langley Sunday with a large gathering at Douglas Park. Festivities wrapped up at 3 p.m. but included dancing, music, food, displays, vendors and more.