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In the Beginning

November 4th, 2020 - November 7th, 2020

In the Beginning

Produced by the Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre

In The Beginning – A Cultural Sharing

Join us for In the Beginning – a Cultural Sharing from Wednesday, November 4 to Saturday, November 7, 2020. This event is produced in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre as part of the 2020 DTES Heart of the City Festival. Storyteller, filmmaker and performer Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dené) and the Firehall’s Artistic Producer Donna Spencer delve into the stories and history of the Indigenous peoples in the area that is now called Vancouver prior to and during colonization. Over five evolving events, Georgeson, Spencer, and moderator Kim Haxton are joined by Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers, and artists from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh homelands; and from those who came down the rivers, across the waters or across the mountains to the area. Stories of the land told by people of the land with images projected of the land and waters as well as historic and personal photos are a part of the event.

Tickets are $20 regular, $15 for DTES community members with a special In the Beginning Series 5 pack for $90 and are available online at or by phone at 604.689.0926.

In the Beginning Series packages may be purchased HERE

In The Beginning: Over the Mountains – Wednesday November 4, 7:30pm

In The Beginning: From the Waters – Thursday November 5, 7:30pm

In The Beginning: Musqueam – Friday November 6, 8pm

In the Beginning: Tsleil-Waututh – Saturday November 7, 3pm

In the Beginning: Squamish – Saturday, November 7, 8pm