The day was first celebrated as National Aboriginal Day in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21 June annually. 21 June was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons - including its cultural significance as the Summer solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Indigenous peoples and communities traditionally celebrate their heritage. It was renamed in 2017. Here's a look at how we at the Wachiay Friendship Centre celebrated the day!

One Million...

Last year B.C. Friendship Centres achieved a substantial milestone in our pledge to engage and help our community with over one million points of service across our network of 25 Friendship Centres . The Wachiay Friendship Centre alone, offers our community over forty programs and services, so if we touched your life last year, you're one in a million!