"Book-latch" Book Launch Event Program


Schedule:    Master of Ceremonies, Dave Tuccaro


6:25PM

Lach Kxeen Tsimshian Traditional Dancers lead chiefs and dignitaries by grand entry into the great Atrium

6:35PM

Introduction, acknowledgement of Chiefs and VIPs, recognition of
sponsors & explanation of fundraiser

6:45PM

Official Prayer from Darrell Beaulieu, President & CEO, Denendeh Investments Inc.

6:50PM

Singing of O Canada in Cree by Akina Shirt

6:55PM

Traditional welcome song by Eagle Song Dancers of Squamish Nation

7:00PM

Official welcome to Tsleil-Waituth First Nation  traditional territory, Councilor Charlene Alec

7:10PM

Introductory remarks from book editor Peter C. Newman

7:25PM

Comments from Sponsor, David Negrin

7:30PM

Kinnie Star to perform

7:40PM

Introduction of author by Shelagh Rogers (host of CBC radio’s The Next Chapter)

7:45PM

Speech by author Calvin Helin

8:00PM

Ceremonial Remarks from Te Taru White, Maori Leader

8:05PM

Closed comments, Greg Millbank, President, Praxis Technical Group

8:10PM

Janet Panic to perfrom

8:20PM

Formal thank you on behalf of Helin Family, John Helin

8:25PM

Closing song by Louie Traditional Singers

8:30PM

Book signing by author

After party entertainment

8:45PM

Karate demonstration from Shudokan East Vancouver Karate Club


Followed entertainment provided by Benjamin Park Quartet, and Akina Shirt with special surprise guest performance Mystere "Indian" Elvis

---www.CalvinHelin.com---
book-latch (noun) – a book event similar to the potlatch ( the ceremonial tribal feast of North American Indians of the northwest coast) that has as its purpose the bringing together of families, tribes, and friends for the celebration of ideas, sharing, and feasting in the launch of a new book.

 

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