Children preparing top drum at the 2016 National Aboriginal Day festival in Kelowna. - Image: Kevin Parnell

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Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre hosting major event in Kelowna to celebrate National Aboriginal Day

The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society is hosting an event in downtown Kelowna to celebrate National Aboriginal Day today.

To accommodate the event, Leon Avenue from Pandosy Street to Ellis Street will be closed until 8:30 p.m.

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Intersections along Leon Avenue will not be affected.

Each year on June 21, the Ki-Low-Na Friendship society celebrates National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of First Nations culture and heritage, and the valuable contributions it has made to Canadian society.

Activities include: business lunch (by donation), mini pow-wow, music, storytelling, tipi, childrens’ activities, traditional feast, and much more.

Activities are located along Leon Ave.

There will be a minor re-routing of transit route #97 Okanagan off of Leon Avenue for the duration of event’s road closure. Watch for alerts and find more information at bctransit.com/kelowna.

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