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Change Makers Gathering Festival returns to Langford this Saturday

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An annual festival honouring Indigenous knowledge and a path to understanding returns to to Langford this weekend.

Hosted by the City of Langford, the Change Makers Gathering Festival is set for Saturday, June 8th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Starlight Stadium in Langford.

The event promises a day filled with excitement, enlightenment, and celebration, inviting everyone to join in the festivities.

Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of Coast Salish art, Indigenous traditions, and community spirit. The festival offers an array of activities that will leave you inspired and uplifted.

One of the highlights of the day is a Coast Salish art workshop, where attendees can unleash their creativity under the guidance of talented artisans.

From intricate designs to bold expressions of culture, participants will have the opportunity to connect with Indigenous art in a meaningful way.

For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy with a purpose, the Indigenous artisans market is a must-visit.

Browse through a curated selection of handmade crafts, jewelry, and artwork, all lovingly crafted by local Indigenous artisans. It’s the perfect opportunity to support talented creators while adding some unique pieces to your collection.

But that’s not all!

Festival-goers can tantalize their taste buds with a free bannock taco lunch, a delicious culinary delight that pays homage to Indigenous cuisine. Savour the flavours and experience the cultural significance of this beloved dish as you mingle with fellow attendees.

As the day unfolds, the rhythm of the festival will be elevated by a live hip hop/rap performance by the one and only Stax—plus there there will Indigenous drum and dance groups during the event.

More than just a gathering, the Change Makers Festival is a celebration of Indigenous culture, values, and history. It’s a time to honour the contributions of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers who graciously share their wisdom and guidance with the community.

So, whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, make sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 8th, and visit Starlight Stadium for a day of fun, learning, and connection.

Change Makers Gathering Festival

  • When: Saturday, June 8th; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Starlight Stadium, 1089 Langford Pkwy
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