CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVERS
Labour Day Weekend
The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers – the Thompson and Fraser – and their historic and present role in the small community of Lytton, BC.
Join us on Labour Day weekend as we celebrate the rich history of the people of the rivers.
The Interior Salish First Nations people have lived along these magnificent rivers for over 10,000 years and are an integral part of the River Festival. Their rivers are integrated into their culture.
The Village of Lytton, Siska Indian Band, Nicomen Indian Band, Lytton First Nations, Lytton & District Chamber of Commerce, Royal Canadian Legion, and Kumsheen Rafting Resort are active partners in this river-oriented, fun-filled three-day river celebration.
Artisans & Artist Displays
This is a new feature for Sunday. Artisans, mostly First Nations, will show their skills and their crafts that include basket making, drum & rattle construction, painters and sculptors, arrowhead making, to name but a few items that will be demonstrated and for sale on Sunday to complement the day of the Pow Wow.
An all-day Pow-Wow that celebrates our two great rivers and their importance to the First Nations People at Lytton for over 10,000 years takes place on Sunday. Dances celebrate the salmon, the great waters, and the spirit of these two enormous rivers: the Thompson azure and sparkling, and the Fraser brown and silty.
Chicken Poop Bingo
This is mostly a Lytton invention. It’s a hilarious bingo game involving you, a twoonie, a chicken, a few chicken droppings, a bingo board (large one), and anticipation and tension. You’ll love it.
Join us on Labour Day
This is your invitation to become part of an event that celebrates the important role that these two great rivers have played in Lytton’s history and culture. Come for a day or stay for three; you’ll be glad you did.
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