Four days filled with fun, culture, and celebration were had by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation with their annual TFN Days.
From Wednesday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 18 members of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation had many opportunities for connection and fun with events the TFN administration office had planned.
On Wednesday the 14th, the four-day event kicked off with a parade through downtown Tofino in the morning, followed by the opening ceremonies at the Village Green, with a barbecue open to the public. Day one ended with fireworks at the Tofino Harbour.
Day two, on Thursday the 15th, was spent in Esowista. Family fun was the objective, and it was followed through with beach fun, and plenty of foot racing, potato sack races, tug-of-war and plenty other games for kids.
In the evening of the 15th, the TFN administrative office cancelled the Culture Night out of respect for grieving families.
The 16th – 18th was spent in Ookmiin, a three-day camping trip open to all Tla-o-qui-aht members.
At each event, the TFN administrative office encouraged everyone to bring their own plates, cutlery, and cups to each event to help reduce waste.
There was a large turnout, and many Tla-o-qui-aht members are looking forward to next year’s TFN Days. No date is set yet for 2020.