Fortis BC proud to sponsor Spirit Festival

The Princeton Arts Council and the Upper Similkameen Indian Band are proud to announce that FortisBC has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival, joining the Province of British Columbia, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, Town of Princeton and the Princeton Arts Council as contributing sponsors.

The Princeton Arts Council and the Upper Similkameen Indian Band are proud to announce that FortisBC has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival, joining the Province of British Columbia, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, Town of Princeton and the Princeton Arts Council as contributing sponsors.

“We are pleased to sponsor the Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival, especially in its inaugural year,” said Bob Gibney, Manager, Corporate Services and Aboriginal Affairs with FortisBC. “This event gives the community the opportunity to learn the history and cultural impact of the First Nations in a fun and educational family festival that also celebrates the spirit of Princeton.”

The Upper Similkameen Spirit Festival’s Celebration of First Nations and mini powwow takes place on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Riverside Centre in Princeton BC. This family event runs 10 am to 5 pm and will feature traditional powwow dancing, drumming, singing and storytelling performances, audiovisual and documentary presentations, a crafts bazaar, archaeological artifact displays, real tule-mat teepees, food concession, and free door prize draws.

To learn more about this community event, contact Robin Lowe, Festival Coordinator, Princeton Arts Council at similkameenspirit@gmail.com or 250-295-0880, or call Nadine McEwen, Princeton Community Recreation and Cultural Coordinator, at recreation@princeton.ca or 250-295-6067.