Simpcw cancel First Fish ceremony

The First Fish ceremony scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, has been cancelled

The First Fish ceremony scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, has been cancelled, according to Tina Donald, acting-chief of Simpcw First Nation.

Reason given for the cancellation was the passing away of a young band member.

The ceremony, which features a community meal of salmon cooked in a pit, has been held by the former DFO (federal fisheries) building next to Raft River in Clearwater.

Donald said she didn’t want to create confusion by changing the date and so simply cancelled the event.

The acting-chief said she still hopes to hold a small celebration in September when Simpcw completes the purchase of the old DFO building.