Territorial Welcome

wed24jan9:00 amwed12:30 pmTerritorial Welcome9:00 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-08:00) Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

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Begin the Industry Series with our Territorial Welcome, a sincere acknowledgment of the local Indigenous customs and traditions. As we gather on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, we do so with mindfulness and respect for their history and ongoing relationship with their ancestral lands. This ceremony not only sets the tone for the Industry Series but also embodies the collaborative spirit and shared learning that will define the days ahead.

Following the Territorial Welcome, Ondinnok‘s founder, Yves Sioui Durand, will be awarded the prestigious Water Carsen Prize.

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts is an annual prize that recognizes the highest level of artistic merit, distinguished career achievement, and outstanding contribution by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a 4-year cycle – in dance, theatre, and music – and is up to the amount of $50,000. The prize awarded in 2023 was in the field of theatre. Walter Carsen established the endowment fund for the prize in February 2001 through a generous donation of $1.1 million to the Canada Council. The Canada Council administers and promotes the prize.

A catered lunch will be provided after this session.


January 24, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

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