Cultural Arbor Project

For thirty years the Cultural Arbor was a gathering place for the Okanagan people and was used as a meeting place for powwows, ceremonies, youth and elders’ gatherings, cultural events and workshops. This important gathering place for our community has been restored

Seeking Volunteers for the Arbor Re-opening Event

Our main purpose in planning this event is to help bring together the community in a time where a worldwide pandemic has shown us the importance of community, gathering and sharing in laughter. We hope that you will join us and volunteer your time to help us achieve this goal while also enjoying the day's activities on Saturday May 28th at Komasket Park.

Why Volunteer?

  • To celebrate the new arbor
  • To meet or reconnect with community members
  • To see the park from a new perspective
  • To utilize your knowledge and skills
  • Because we can't do it without you

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Set up: Assist with setting up pop-up tents, tables, chairs, signage, test PA
  • 8:00 -10:00 am
  • Parking/Directing: Help direct traffic on where to park in field or where activities are taking place
  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • Giveaway/Door Prizes: Assist with unloading giveaway items and bringing to stage before welcoming and assist with handing out items
  • 9:30 -12:30 pm, 12:30-3:30 pm, 3:30-6:30 pm
  • Meals: Assist with serving elders food/drinks throughout day, checking in with drum groups and First Aid to see they need any food/drinks
  • 10:00 -1:00 pm or 2:00 -5:00 pm
  • Bouncy Castle: Limit number of children in castle at one time, make sure kid's are not wearing shoes or carrying anything inside the castle, watch for time limits if it's really busy
  • Time to be confirmed
  • Kids Activities: Assist with directing organizations to correct booth, checking if they need assistance with set up and having correct number of chairs
  • 12:00 -1:00 pm or 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Garbage/Bathroom: Walking around field, arbor and help pick up garbage; replacing full bags with another bag; bringing full bags to side of concession if in activities field or if in arbor, bringing to side of pithouse
  • 12:00 -2:00 pm or 4:00-6:00 pm or 8:00 pm
  • Fashion Show: Assist with directing designers to back of stage area; helping direct models on stage when it's their turn, helping designers backstage
  • 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Vendors/Booth: help direct vendors/dept/organizations to their booths (based on site map)
  • 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00- 2:00 pm (1 hr)
  • Powwow: Assist with directing drum groups for setup, assist with directing dancers where to go, assist MC/Whipman as being the gopher
  • 11:30-2:30 pm, 2:30-5:30 pm

Staff can sign up for a shift with Liam via [email protected]. We will connect with all volunteers closer to the date confirming shift, location on site and tasks.

Click here to download the poster and agenda.