Pitt Meadows parks signs to include First Nations language

August 4, 2020

A pair of Pitt Meadows parks will include Katzie First Nations language translations on their signs.

Spirit Square and Waterfront Commons Park are scheduled to have new signage installed this summer.

Signs at Spirit Square will also say šxʷhék̓ ʷnəs, which is translated as ‘the place to remember him, her, it, them;’ and Waterfront Commons Park will also be identified as xcəwás, which means ‘front (waterside) of the house.’

Katzie First Nation Chief Grace George said she is proud of the ‘beautiful and meaningful names’ given to the parks, and gave credit to language keepers, Cheyenne Cunningham and Leah Meunier for their work in coming up with them.

Source: Maple Ridge News