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Sea Wolf Adventure Tours hosted its second annual traditional dance performance at Telegraph Cove.

TELEGRAPH COVE—Sea Wolf Adventure Tours hosted its second annual traditional dance performance at Telegraph Cove Saturday evening.

Students from the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School performed a number of dances, telling traditional stories thousands of years old. They were accompanied by a number of drummers from different bands, which Sea Wolf Adventures owner and operator Mike Willie described as a “family gathering.”

It was the first dance hosted on Telegraph Cove’s new deck, where seats had been arranged in a square around the dance floor in imitation of a ceremonial Big House. The ocean provided a backdrop for the audience of locals and tourists alike.

The most notable part of the performance occurred immediately following the humpback whale dance, when a real humpback whale surfaced in the Cove and put on a show for onlookers.

Admission to the event was by donation, with proceeds going towards the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School culture program. “We do this to inspire pride and confidence in our kids,” Willie said. “And so that they know where we came from.”

This coming weekend Telegraph Cove Resort and Campground will play host to its annual Craft Fair and Salmon Derby. The Craft Fair takes place Saturday on the boardwalk from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to admire the creative work of local artisans and enjoy a salmon barbecue. The Salmon Derby takes place Sunday, with awards for the largest salmon and halibut and numerous hidden prizes. A salmon potluck dinner will also take place at the campground at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the $10 entry fee will be donated to the Kokish Hatchery Salmon Enhancement Program.

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