A free, family drop-in program with a focus on Indigenous teachings is coming to Maple Ridge.
The Fraser River Indigenous Society is starting a Story Blanket for children up to six-years-old and their caregivers.
Children will be able to participate in free play, circle time, crafts, drumming, and they will also receive a snack.
They will learn teachings like the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Teachings.
In addition, a local Elder will be in attendance to provide traditional knowledge and support.
Children, though, must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Story Blanket starts Friday, Sept. 15 at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre from 10-12 p.m. at 12027 Harris Road, and run until Friday, Dec. 15.
The program will run 11-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Albion Community Centre at 24165 104 Avenue in Maple Ridge starting Sept. 19 until Dec. 13.
Fraser River Indigenous Society will host the program on Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. starting Monday Sept. 25 until Dec. 11 on the second floor at 11830 223 St. in Maple Ridge.
In 2011 the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society was formed to answer the needs of the urban Indigenous peoples of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
The name has since changed to Fraser River Indigenous Society, whose goal is to foster a sense of belonging and provide space to connect and celebrate.
For more information call 604-458-0151 or visit frisociety.ca.