National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, there will be events happening around the Fraser Valley. Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is annually held on June 21 to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Continue Reading…

IT (Information Technology) Generalist

Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group is currently searching for a dynamic, motivated and dependable Information Technology Generalist to oversee to company’s IT needs and help grow the existing IT business. Sales and business development is an important part of this IT Generalist position. Continue Reading…

National Aboriginal Day 2017

National Aboriginal Day is coming up next month. Entertainment and performers! Everyone welcome!

Chief Janice George Weaving Workshop April 29th, 2017

April 29th, 2017 Chief Janice George and her husband Buddy came to lelem’ at the Fort to present a wool weaving workshop. The couple is from Squamish First Nation, and were taught 14 years ago by a Susan Pavel from Skokomish.

Over the years of teaching they have taught over 2400 students. For these two there is no better way to continue tradition and leave a legacy then through these beautiful weavings.

The weaving workshop started with the participants coming in, sitting down at a loom and Buddy showing them how to start, while Janice set up the next loom for another student. Chief Janice George introduced herself to the class, and told the history behind where they learned weaving, and why they do what they do. Buddy introduced himself and they both talked about how much they love teaching, and sharing their gift with the students who want to learn.

They were a humble couple and they made everybody feel welcome. The weaving was calming and I know there were people there who needed to do something relaxing after a hectic week.

Thank you, Chief Janice George and Buddy, for sharing your wonderful gift.

Murray Porter performance

April 22nd, 2017


On Saturday April 22nd, 2017, I joined a group of people to watch Juno award winning Murray Porter perform at lelem’ Arts & Cultural Cafe. He is a self-taught musician with over 30 years’ experience. He opened the evening with the song “Rez Blues” and went on to do original song after another.

His stories behind the songs he’s written were relatable to people in the audience, he had people laughing, and I was moved by a couple of the songs. His voice reminded me of Elton John and I was just thinking this when he went on to do a cover song of “Daniel.” It was beautiful.

Murray shared stories of opening for Etta James and BB King, it was an enjoyable evening. He made a Murray Porter blues fan out of me.

Now hiring: Baker



  • Are you a committed, hard-working, dependable Baker looking for a new opportunity to join a stellar team?
  • Are you a great communicator with a positive attitude, a keen eye for detail in your baked products?

Join us! Apply today and have a chance to develop your skills working Part-time at Lelem’ Arts and Cultural Cafe in Fort Langley.


Lelem’ is a gorgeous, modern, open-kitchen facility serving high quality baked goods, made to order food and a wide range of hot and cold beverages. It is owned by the Kwantlen First Nation and operated by its business group, Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group (SQBG).


Please state availability (days/hours) clearly in your application.

Baking shifts usually begin before the cafe opens. Transit schedules to and from the cafe do not service Fort Langley early morning or late night generally. Independent transportation is likely required for Bakers.



  • Well-rounded, friendly, dynamic people wanted to join our team!
  • Dependability and demonstrated commitment is essential – references will be contacted
  • Independent, self-starter who is mature and resourceful
  • Stress and time management skills are needed to work through the baking production schedule
  • Attention to detail and high standards for an aesthetically appealing end-product
  • Above average verbal and listening communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow explicit instructions
  • Willingness to be flexible, respectful and a true team-player
  • Past baking experience required, specifically in a similar type of business
  • Professional Baker Level 1 training or other specific baking qualifications is ideal
  • Previous other restaurant or kitchen experience considered an asset
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity is important
  • FoodSafe Level 1; FoodSafe Level 2 is an asset


Please forward your current, updated resume and cover letter specifying:

  • Your current employment
  • Your availability for shifts (hours and days)
  • Your transportation options to the cafe in Fort Langley


Wages are $11 to 15 per hour. Benefits are available to qualified who reach the required minimum hours and have passed the qualifying period. Opportunities for advancement may exist for employees exhibiting commitment, a strong work ethic, desired skills and high standards of guest and food service.

We welcome ALL qualified applicants regardless of heritage. Preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry pursuant to Section 42(3) of the BC Human Rights Code. If you fall within this category and you wish to have this voluntary information considered as part of your application, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Thank you for your interest!


Our Richmond Lelem’ is looking for a new Barista!


Lelem’ Express Richmond (Richmond Cultural Centre)


Calling all Baristas! Do you take pride in delivering Stellar customer service and want to be part of a unique and growing company? Send in your resume and cover letter right away!

This is a Casual/Part-time Barista position. Limited hours to start; must be flexible and available to take extra shifts if called. Hours of operation are 8am to 8pm 7 days per week.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and highly responsible Baristas who can work alone/independently at a kiosk location. Our Baristas take pride in welcoming customers with a smile and providing efficient, consistent and informed guest service at the counter. Baristas work efficiently serving hot and cold beverages and prepared food items, completing cash, debit and credit transactions, sharing their knowledge about our quality offerings and Lelem’ brand. All Baristas will be required to undertake opening and closing duties at the kiosk, accounting for the day’s sales, balancing the till, and ensuring the kiosk is ready to open. Lelem’ Express Baristas may also assist in very limited catering support for catering activities in the facility.

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New Barista needed at Lelem’ Arts & Cultural Café


Lelem’ Arts and Cultural Café


Lelem’ Arts and Cultural Cafe is seeking an experienced, passionate, motivated Barista to serve our amazing guests.

Must be very dependable.

Availability for evenings (closing) and weekends including SUNDAYS is required. Preference given to those with open availability and willingness to work long-term. As bus service in and out of Fort Langley is very limited, this position may not work for those who take the bus to/from work.

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