A big Cheakamus thank you to all who came out to our 48th Annual Open House!
Open House 2017 was another resounding success! We had a sunny day of nature exploration and discovery - and lots of good ole family fun outdoors! Nearly 2000 people joined us for the event, including 60+ volunteers. On top of all of that, over 1000 salmon fry were released by many small, helping hands. We also officially launched our exciting Cabin enhancement project that will see comfort and energy efficient upgrades to ten of our well-loved cabins.
Proceeds from this annual event support our environmental, leadership and indigenous programs for children and youth. We are blessed to be part of such a generous community!
A special thank you to all of our visitors, donors, sponsors & volunteers!
Save the date: 49th Annual Open House is Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Cheakamus Centre Launches Reconciliation Carving Project
Squamish, April 27, 2017 — Cheakamus Centre is a proud recipient
of a Squamish Arts Council 2017 Arts & Culture
Enhancement Grant. This generous grant supports the creation of a
Reconciliation Pole that will serve as
a focal point for discussion at this important time of reconciliation in
Canada. This carving will also honour families
from the area who have dedicated their skills, knowledge, and expertise,
teaching thousands of students
about indigenous cultural practices and reinforcing the values of respect and
project is being led by
Xwalacktun (Rick Harry), an internationally renowned
Squamish Nation artist, whose works
can be found in the region and throughout the world. His accomplishments have
been acknowledged with a
variety of awards and designations including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond
Jubilee Medal and the
prestigious Order of British Columbia.