Deer Lake Gallery is inviting everyone to get a close-up look at Coast Salish weaving.
Hazel Gludo, a Kwantlen elder, will be on hand at the gallery during the Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 6 for a Coast Salish Weaving demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A write-up about the event notes Gludo has been weaving cedar for a number of years. From an early age, her mother taught her the importance of cedar and how to embrace its values.
Cedar has long been a valuable resource to the Northwest Coast First Nations people, and it also plays an important role in spiritual belief and ceremonial life.
Today, Hazel teaches about the cedar tree: how it was used by her people years ago and their great respect for the cedar tree, and the importance of respecting the trees that are around us.
For $5, people can take part in the interactive workshop and try their hand at weaving.
The demonstration is also open to the public to observe for free.