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06 July Friday

PAUSE—Gratitude Song *Event Update – Rain Plan*

06 July 2018, 17:00 - 06 July 2018, 19:00
PAUSE Pavilion, 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

*Rain Plan for tonight*


Friday, July 6 — 2:58PM:

Hello Everyone,

Because of the weather forecast, we are officially moving to our rain plan for Gratitude Song tonight. Please meet at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St) in the spectacular Joyce Walley room, which has a gorgeous view of the ocean. The event is scheduled to be from 5pm-7pm as originally planned.

See you there!

A musical tribute to Coast Salish lands

Songs of gratitude exist in almost every culture. Whether an appreciation of a harvest or a marking of the season’s turn, humans have long venerated the natural world through song.

This special event is a musical tribute to these beautiful, unceded Coast Salish lands. For those of us who are guests and visitors in this place, how do we show our gratitude to its people and their ancestors? How can we reflect on what this land gives us and what we can give back?

Join us as a group of local Coast Salish cultural leaders and grateful guests share songs that ask us to think deeply about where we stand while showing our gratitude for the unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories.

A reception will follow this event, featuring South Asian and Indigenous culinary treats, included with registration.

Curated by Kamala Todd, Metis-Cree filmmaker and urban geographer.

Featuring performances by:

  • Lil’wat composer and Leo award-winning producer Russell Wallace
  • Ethnobotanist, and warrior entrepreneur Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), Tsimshian, Sto:lo, Hawaiian and Swiss singer Senaqwila Wyss
  • Gabriel George, Manager of Language and Culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • Christie Lee Charles, Musqueam rapper, emcee, and Vancouver’s newly announced Poet Laureate
  • Founder of the Naad Foundation, and multi-award-winning tabla player Amarjeet Singh, with Baljit Singh on Dilruba

Full venue description and accessibility information: PAUSE Pavilion


PAUSE is Indian Summer Festival’s first ever full outdoor programming hub. Against a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver, PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE features free events every day from July 6th to July 15th. Events at this venue — Gratitude Song, Mythical Vancouver, PAUSE in the Park and Tiffin Talks — include all-star performances, talks and dialogues, food, workshops, and visual art, featuring a wide range of local and international artists.

The PAUSE Pavilion’s unique design was the result of an international design competition organized by the non-profit school DBR (Design Build Research) for TED2017. The contest winner, designer Alsu Sadrieva in Russia, thoughtfully conceptualized PAUSE as an outdoor space to reflect, gather, and interact within.

As part of Indian Summer Festival’s Taiké stream, PAUSE programming emphasizes collaborations and conversations between South Asian and Indigenous artists.


You may also purchase tickets or register for events by phone (credit card only) from Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm.
Call us at (604) 283-9172 (Dial 2 for Box Office).


Date: July 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event CategoriesAll, Free, Literature, Music
Venue Name: PAUSE Pavilion
Address: 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

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