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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Kelowna

Ki-Lo-Na Friendship Centre staff member Sheridan Wilson prepares a native taco at the National Aboriginal Day celebrations taking place Saturday in Kelowna.  - Barry Gerding/Capital News
Ki-Lo-Na Friendship Centre staff member Sheridan Wilson prepares a native taco at the National Aboriginal Day celebrations taking place Saturday in Kelowna.
— image credit: Barry Gerding/Capital News

Like many communities across Canada, today is National Aboriginal Day and it is being celebrated in Kelowna.

The Ki-Lo-Na Friendship Centre has organized a number activities in the parking lot at the corner of Lawrence and Ellis to mark the occasion.

There are aboriginal arts and crafts for sale, an aboriginal tacos food stand and entertainment planned or throughout the day.

National Aboriginal Day was formally proclaimed in 1996. June 21 was chosen for the day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice.

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