Prepping on Okanagan waters

West Kelowna, Kelowna, Indigenous Policing Services

2022-07-26 01:08 PDT

The journey continues for the Indigenous leadership group at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School who continues to train and plan for the National Truth and Reconciliation Day commemorations in West Kelowna.

canoes

In June 2022, the students started phase two of the program. They canoed and learned navigating tools on Okanagan Lake. Later that same week, they learned the Okanagan Song and put the drums they had built in September into action.

"The students' dedication to the program is a tribute to their commitment to the reconciliation efforts," said Constable Rollie Williams from the West Kelowna RCMP Indigenous Policing Unit. "These young leaders are positive role models in our community and its a privilege to work with them".

The students' new skills will come together for a special National Truth and Reconciliation day ceremony where the students, members of the Westbank First Nation, the West Kelowna RCMP and their guests will sing, paddle and drum to honor Indigenous heritage.

The National Truth and Reconciliation day will be observed on September 30, 2022, in West Kelowna.

 

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Cpl. Judith Bertrand

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West Kelowna RCMP
2390 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna, C.B., V4T 2H9
Office: 250-768-2880
Cell: 778-363-8439
Email: judith.bertrand@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

Released by:

Cpl. Judith Bertrand
Media Relations Officer
West Kelowna RCMP
2390 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna, C.B., V4T 2H9
Office: 250-768-2880
Cell: 778-363-8439

Email: judith.bertrand@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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