A blanketing ceremony was part of National Aboriginal Day on the Douglas Park Spirit Square stage on Sunday, June 25. Troy Landreville Langley Times

GALLERY: First Nations culture celebrated at Douglas Park

Day included info tables, aboriginal vendors, free hot dogs, bannock sales and more

Through drums, singing, speeches, a blanketing ceremony, dance, and food, Canadian First Nations culture and heritage Sunday at Douglas Park.

The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society hosted Langley’s National Aboriginal Day Celebrations June 25 at Douglas Park’s Spirit Square, 20550 Douglas Cres.

The event was held on and around the Spirit Square stage, and highlighted aboriginal teachings, cultural presentations, stories and people.

This free family festival included activities for all ages ranging from elders to children, with information tables, aboriginal vendors, free hot dogs, bannock sales and more.

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Zactzevul McKenna from Shuswap danced during the National Aboriginal Day celebration in Langley City on Sunday, June 25. Troy Landreville Langley Times

After being dressed in an honour blanket, Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer shared a laugh with Kwantlen First Nation elder Cheryl Gabriel during the City’s National Aboriginal Day celebration at Douglas Park Spirit Square on Sunday. Troy Landreville Langley Times

The Red Hawk Drummers are made up of members of all ages, and they performed on the Douglas Park Spirit Square stage during National Aboriginal Day in Langley City. Troy Landreville Langley Times