Gitlaxdax dancers fundraising for trip

A Terrace dance group is fundraising to travel south for National Aboriginal Day next month.

A LOCAL dance group is fundraising to travel south for National Aboriginal Day next month.

The Gitlaxdax Nisga’a Dancers, a non-profit organization that performs cultural songs and dances, has planned a trip to Vancouver and Victoria during Aboriginal Day celebrations, which are held from June 21 – 23.

They depend on fundraisers and donations to attend annual cultural celebrations and will host a Pep Rally from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 1 at the Kitsumkalum Hall.

The event will include a dance performance at 4 p.m., a loonie auction, bake sale, raffle 50/50, bingo, jail ‘n’ bail, fish pond and canteen.

The Gitlaxdax Nisga’a Dancers – Gitlaxdax means “People of the Plateau” to reflect Terrace’s natural physical features – were formed in Terrace in 1996.

They welcome members of all ages, all nations and the group size can vary from 20 to 100 people.

Locally, the group has been performing songs and dances for several schools, the Scouts, the Terrace View Lodge and the annual Heritage Park Canada Day celebrations.

The group includes a large number of members who have been committed to representing the Nisga’a Nation of Terrace during practices and performances throughout the year.

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