Tla-o-qui-aht wrestlers Mayben and Ottis-James Crabbe took a special spot in the tradition canoe during the Aug. 7 parade. The siblings won gold and silver medals at the North American Indigenous Games in July. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tla-o-qui-aht wrestlers Mayben and Ottis-James Crabbe took a special spot in the tradition canoe during the Aug. 7 parade. The siblings won gold and silver medals at the North American Indigenous Games in July. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: TFN Days Parade 2017

First Nations event celebrates Family Wellness and Culture

On Monday, Aug. 7, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations kicked off TFN Days with their annual parade through Tofino. Visitors and locals had a blast watching the floats pass by the Village Green. Speeches and a community barbeque were held afterwards.

This year’s vision and theme is “Family Wellness and Culture” and the festival’s week-long program includes traditional games and cultural activities.