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sθəqəlxenəm park community celebration (NEW DATE)

August 25, 2022 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

All Musqueam community members are invited to attend a community celebration at the new sθəqəlxenəm park in downtown Vancouver!
This is the first Vancouver park that has received a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name from Musqueam, which was gifted to the park at a naming ceremony in June. 

Musqueam Celebration at sθəqəlxenəm park

When: August 11, 2022
11am – 3pm

Where: 872 Richards Street, Downtown Vancouver

Lunch provided. All community members welcome!

The park will be closed to the public for Musqueam to enjoy the playground and park 😊

Shuttle: 10:15am from the community centre.
Musqueam Recreation will be joining this event, and has two shuttles planned. Parents of youth attending the day camp are welcome to join their child(ren) on the community shuttle to the park.

Parking: Limited free parking available. Please call 604-263-3261 by Tues. Aug. 9 to register for parking, and we will work to secure enough parking passes for everybody.

About sθəqəlxenəm park

In June, Musqueam gifted a name to a new park in downtown Vancouver at a naming ceremony co-hosted with Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh: sθәqәlxenәm ts’exwts’áxwi7. The name translates to “rainbow” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (“sθəqəlxenəm”) and Squamish (“ts’exwts’áxwi7”). In English, the park can be called Rainbow Park.

To celebrate the naming and relationship between Musqueam and the Vancouver Park Board, sθəqəlxenəm will be closed to the public on August 11 from 11-3pm for Musqueam to gather and enjoy the park.

The park features a ‘destination’ playground: towers, slides, trampolines, climbing ropes, water fountain, elevated walkway

Image of the playground at Rainbow Park

Park artwork includes a banner designed by Musqueam artist Kitty Guerin.

Kitty Guerin at Rainbow Park under her artwork from June 2022