Bill's Birthday Bash

Enjoy all Saturday, August 15th events through an online live stream. Timed-entry tickets are now SOLD OUT! 

Join us to celebrate Bill Reid's 100th birthday with a weekend of special events and activities, including performances, gallery tours, music, refreshments & more!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor - Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) for supporting Bill's Birthday Bash.

Thank you to our Event Sponsor - Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel for hosting visiting artists.

 Funded by the Government of Canada


    Special thanks to Baker Tilly WM LLP, Lawson Lundell LLP and MNP LLP for supporting the Centennial Year. 


     Saturday, August 15 - Event listing

    10 am - 12 noon
    AM - artist demonstrations by Gitxsan beader Shawna Davis and Squamish weaver Sam Seward

    MC: DJ O Show

    10:30 am - Welcome by Chief Janice George
    11:00 am - Haida dance performance

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    MC: JB the First Lady

    PM - artist demonstrations by Musqueam artist Christopher Sparrow and Squamish jeweller/carver Aaron "Splash" Nelson-Moody

    1:00 pm  - Storytelling with Cease Wyss
    1:45 pm - Birthday Cake Celebrations
    2:00 pm - Drumming and singing with Carnegie Cultural Sharing group

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    MC: Miss Christie Lee Charles

    3:00 pm - Nuxalk songs and stories with Henry Schooner
    4:15 pm - Spakwus Slolem, Eagle Song Dancers, performers with Bob Baker

    Sunday, August 16 - Event listing

    10 am - 12 noon
    10:30 am - Songs and stories with Sam McKay (Nisga'a)
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Alexander Erickson, Haisla/Dakelh carver
    11:30 am - Gallery tour

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    12:45 pm - Welcome by Audrey Siegl
    1:00 pm - Birthday Cake celebrations

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Todd DeVries, Haida cedar weaver
    1:30 pm - Gallery Tour
    1:45 pm - Kwakwaka'wakw drumming & singing

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Storytelling with Joseph Dandurand (Kwantlen)
    4:00-4:30 pm - Miss Christie Lee Charles (Musqueam)

    *Please note the schedule may be subject to change without prior notice.

    If you have any further questions or if you cannot attend your selected time slot - please email us so that we may offer your free timed ticket(s) to other awaiting guest(s). Thank you.

    Due to the pandemic, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is following the recommended provincial health and safety guidelines and will limit the number of visitors to ensure 2-meter social distancing. 

    Other measures will include:

    • No-touch payment and online ticket sales
    • Sanitizer stations throughout the gallery
    • Temporary removal of interactive objects
    • Recommendation for wearing masks
    • Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces

    Bill Reid Gallery COVID-19 Safety Plan

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