Alex Alfred welcomes all guests dancing the Kakusala during last week's play potlatch for students at the Big House in Fort Rupert.

Students show their stuff

Elementary students put on a Gwamyasap'a, or play potlatch, at the Fort Rupert Big House.

PORT HARDY—The Fort Rupert Big House was abuzz last week as hundreds of local school children packed in to see Fort Rupert Elementary students put on a Gwamyasap’a, or Play Potlatch.

The students performed a series of traditional dances including the Hamat’sa, Paddle and Salmon dances for the crowd.

From the moment the Kakusala dancers stepped out, the audience was held captive by a stream of talented young performers.

Following the dancing, the estimated 800 guests were treated to lunch prepared by staff and students of the Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre.

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