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Indigenous elders invited to Pioneers Reception – Penticton Herald

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202378 Views

March 31, 2023

A long-running event that celebrates Penticton’s builders is relaunching with special emphasis on those whose ancestors have lived here since time immemorial.

The new organizer of the Penticton Rotary Pioneers Reception, which returns on April 23, has extended an invitation specifically to the Penticton Indian band and its elders.

“I didn’t do it out of any politics. I just did it out of wanting to be inclusive and to have everybody invited,” said the new organizer, Tracy Comber, a Rotary member and mortgage advisor.

Comber said she reached out directly to PIB Chief Greg Gabriel for help crafting the language in the event poster and invites to ensure it’s respectful.

The larger project is a labour of love for her.

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