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2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival May 2 & 3 Quest University Canada 

Let’s celebrate #Squamish2014! Take part in the 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival Friday, May 2 and Saturday May 3 at Quest University Canada. The 2014 SC&HF is one of the anchor events for the #Squamish2014 festivities in our community. In its second year, the 2014 SC&HF features student research projects, guest speakers, films and workshops about the culture and heritage of the Squamish Valley. This year, the 2014 SC&HF will showcase world class attractions and entertainment. Don’t miss checking out the community tables and displays. There is something for everyone at the 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival! Celebrate Squamish!


This event is FREE and is made possible by grants from the Department of Canadian Heritage: Building Communities through Art & Heritage and Squamish Savings: A Division of Vancity and from the support of local business and non-profit sponsors.

Enter to WIN

"The Ultimate

Squamish Historical Society Prize Pack"

Attend the 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 3 and enter for your chance to win:


  • One night at the Executive Suites Squamish


  • Day pass to the Squamish Valley Music Festival


  • Day pass up the Sea to Sky Gondola


  • Day pass to Squamish Days Logger Sports


  • Pass to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park


  • Discounted family pass to the Britannia Mine Museum


  • A round of Whistle Punk Hollow Adventure Golf


  • Gift certificate to Devlin Salon & Barber


  • 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival t-shirt


  • One year membership with the Squamish Historical Society


Enter the contest at the 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival

9 am- 3 pm Saturday, May 3 at Quest University Canada.


Draw will take place between 3 pm- 3:30 pm. You must be present to win!

Friday, May 2, 2014

7 PM | MPR | Quest University Canada


Dr. Robert Campbell 

“Boozing on the Wet Coast:

British Columbia’s Infamous Hotel Beer Parlours”


Bill McLennan

“Speaking to Memory:

Images and Voices from St. Michael's Residential School”

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Library & L.123 | Quest Univeristy Canada 


Cliff Miller

9:30 AM- 11:00 AM (Room: L.123)

A History of Mountain Biking in Squamish: The Early Years”


Ellen Grant

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (Room: Library)

The role of Geography in the Settlement and Historical Development of our Valley”


Rudy Reimer (Yumks)

11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (Room: L.123)

“Tracing the Seasonal Movements of the Squamish Nation Through Oral History and X-Ray Fluorescence Archaeology”


Stirling Angus

11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (Room: Library)

“Squamish Forest: History?”


J. Singh Biln

12:30 PM- 2:00 PM (Room L.123)

“History of Sikhs in Squamish”


Rod MacLeod

12:30 PM- 2 PM (Room: Library)

“Whistler- Squamish Links”


Naveen Girn

2 PM-3:30 PM (Room: L.123)

“Komagata Maru 1914-2014: Generations, Geographies and Echoes”


Carl Ingraham

2 PM- 3:30 PM (Room: Library)

“From cable to wireless: The Contributions of Lloyd Ingraham to the Squamish Valley”


Film: In the Shadow of the Chief

With Director Ivan Hughes & Producer Angela Heck

3:30 PM (Room L.123)


Film: The Diamond Head Chalet

Courtesy of the Hollyburn Heritage Society

3:30 PM (Room: Library)

Guest Speakers:


Weaving & Drum making* May 3

Alice Guss “Tsawaysia Spukwus”

1 PM- 3 PM (Room: Third Floor Library)


Herbal Medicine & Basket Weaving* May 3

Diana Billy “Tuctucnei”

1 PM- 3 PM (Room: Third Floor) 


*Workshops are $25 including tools & materials. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop to register. Cash and cheques made out the “Squamish Historical Society” will be accepted the day of the workshop. 

Attractions & Entertainment: 

Don’t miss the 2014 Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival Attractions & Entertainment from 9 AM- 5 PM Saturday, May 3 at Quest University Canada! Catch all the excitement including: 


  • Squamish Days Logger Sports


  • Trevor Mills and his Steam Engines


  • Performance by the Sea to Sky Singers


  • Juno- Award winning musician Cam Salay


  • Squamish Nation drumming and singing


  • Max the Mountaineer and so much more!

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