City of Penticton facilities will be closed Friday, September 30 to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The closure effects City Hall, City Yards, Penticton Community Centre, McLaren Arena, Penticton Public Library and the Penticton Museum & Archives. The Community Centre reopens Saturday with regular hours.
If you would like to participate in recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, consider attending the following events this Friday, September 30:
Walk for the Children
A 5 km walk departing from the Peach in Penticton at 10 am. Hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance, participants will walk the channel to the Syilx Indian Residential School Monument outside the Penticton Hatchery on En’owkin Trail on the Penticton Indian Reserve. The Penticton Indian Band will also be hosting a special event for Okanagan Nation members following the walk.
Celebration of Indigenous Culture and Resiliency
Hosted by the Four Seasons Cultural Society in Gyro Park from 1 pm to 6 pm. Supported by the City of Penticton, the event will feature Red Spotted Horse Drum Group, dance performances and an invitation for the public to join in a Round Dance to honour survivors and those lost to Canada’s residential schools.
For more information about how the City supports Truth and Reconciliation, and how you can get involved, visit www.penticton.ca/truthandreconciliation.