• Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2019

  • Branch: All
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

Join fluent Kwak’wala speaker Dr.Evelyn Voyageur of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, of the Dzawadainox tribe and her granddaughter and curriculum assistant Carla.


Kwak’wala in the library is an introduction to the basics in conversation, pronunciation and writing system of the Kwak’wala language.

Participants will be guided each week in a thematic session that provides an understanding of greetings, wildlife, food, culture and more.


These sessions are open to everyone at no cost.  Please register  ahead of time for the sessions that you are able to attend. Registration can be done by emailing courtenay@virl.bc.ca or by calling the branch at (250) 334-3369.

Note: We will be reserving 5 seats each session for those who self-identify as Indigenous.

Our space is wheelchair accessible, with room for electric chairs. We have one a single stall accessible, family washroom however it does not currently have an automatic button. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Courtenay Branch.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded traditional territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, who have been caretakers of the land since time immemorial.