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Vancouver’s Mother’s Day Indigenous Powwow at Trout Lake

Mother's Day Powwow at Trout Lake

A Mother’s Day Powwow takes place at the Trout Lake Community Centre on the Mother’s Day Weekend in May each year. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Hosted by the Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society, the event honours local First Nations’ matriarchs, especially those impacted by the MMIWGT2S+ and Opioid Crisis. The event features drum groups, dancers and market vendors.

In 2024 the dates and times for the event were the following:

  • Friday, May 10th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 11th, from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12th, starting at 12:00 pm

This past year’s event took place at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. The community centre is between a 15-minute and half-hour walk from the Commercial-Broadway, Renfrew and Nanaimo SkyTrain Stations. The Commercial-Broadway and Nanaimo Stations are the closest at approximately 1.2 km away each, but in different directions.


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Other Information

To learn more about the event, see the Trout Lake Community Centre‘s websites.

This event, and all events at the Trout Lake Community Centre, take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sə̓ lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish Nations.

(Note: MMIWGT2S+ refers to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and other related persons.)

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