Abbotsford will host to the 35th Annual Elder Gathering, scheduled for July 12-14 at Tradex. This marks the first time the event has been held in the city.
On Wednesday, the King and Queen of the gathering – Johnny Williams (right) from the Scowlitz Indian Band, and Virginia Peters (left) from the Chehalis Indian Band – were at Tradex to officially announce the dates and invite elders from around B.C. to attend.
The event is expected to attract between 4,000 and 5,000 people. The theme of this year’s gathering is Bringing People Together and involves workshops and various events to support youth, education and to share culture.