Photos: West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party

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      The 2019 edition of the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party took place on Saturday (July 6), attracting tens of thousands of people.

      Extending from Burrard to Macdonald streets, the festival had seven stages this year, offering a ton of fun for people interested in getting their fix of free local music.

      In case you're wondering about the festival's name, it honours a former Squamish Nation chief, August Jack Khatsahlano, who died in 1971. He was a medicine man who shared his people's history with the city's first archivist, J.S. Matthew.

      Chief Khatsahlano's name was anglicized by the Canadian Pacific Railway when it named the neighbourhood "Kitsilano". This popular area of Vancouver was previously a village called Seankw.

      Below, you can see some photos of the festival, which was created in 2011 by the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association.

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      Do you even β€˜Lano? 🍻

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      #khatsahlano Style Watch 😎😎

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      #khatsahlanostreetparty #khatsahlano #west4th #music

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      #abelcollective #khatsahlano Balsam Street stage.

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