August 6, 2011
One of the wonderful free features of Penticton’s annual city festival, “Peachfest,” is the Aboriginal Cultural Village at Gyro Park. Aboriginal artists, dancers, drummers and singers, and other musicians come from across Canada to showcase their talents and culture. Penticton’s Indian Band, the Sylix Nation, hosts this great two-day event featuring a Pow Wow, teepees, traditional foods, crafts, cultural displays, and family and children’s’ contests and activities.
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is certainly true of this event. So onto a sampling of photos from 2011’s Aboriginal Cultural Village (be sure to click on the photos to see them in full size) :