Multicultural events supported

Local multicultural groups will be provincial grant recipients to help cover the cost of events each is staging next year.

Four local multicultural groups will be provincial grant recipients to help cover the cost of events each group is staging next  year.

The grant recipients are:

• Children’s Festival Society of Kelowna—$2,500 for “Okanagan Roots,” a series of activities in partnership with the Westbank First Nation on both days of the Fat Cat Children’s Festival.

• Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan—$2,000 for administrative support to assist in organizational capacity building.

• Dolyna Ukrainian Cultural Society—$2,000 for the Dolyna Ukranian Dancers Malanka celebration.

• Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association—$5,000 with $2,500 for the Moon Festival and Spring and Lantern Festival, and $2,500 for the Multicultural Active Kids program by increasing its capacity to accept youth on the waitlist.

B.C. is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide funding specifically focused on faith and spiritual diversity.

“Promoting diversity in our communities ultimately benefits everyone. I’d encourage any groups who have considered applying to do so and soon, because time is limited,” said Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick.

Just Posted

Three-vehicle accident on Highway 33

Crews are on the scene of the multi vehicle collision about 10 kms east of the city

Cougar spotted near Okanagan elementary school

Cougar sighting near Peter Greer Elementary in Lake Country

Three car accident on Enterprise

Emergency crews in Kelowna have responded to Enterprise and Cooper for a three car accident

Work starts on controversial Kelowna visitor centre site

The $2.8 million waterfront building at the foot of Queensway is slated for completion next summer

UPDATE: Pedestrians healing from incident at ‘dangerous’ Kelowna cross walk

Emergency officials responded to a cross walk that neighbours say is unsafe Saturday evening

New multi-million baggage system up and running at YLW

Kelowna Airport’s $39 million outbound baggage system can handle 900 bags an hour

Inmate suing Okanagan Correctional over alleged assault

Inmate claims an officer grabbed him by the throat and threw him onto the bed

Indigenous hockey legend skates through Oliver

Multiple record-holder Reggie Leach attended an event honouring old Indigenous hockey players

B.C. family advocating for drug decriminalization following death of son

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has noted the New Democrats would decriminalize personal possession of all drugs

Court adjourned again for man linked to Shuswap farm where human remains found

Curtis Sagmoen will appear back in court on Dec. 14

Public against wildfire monument in Kamloops

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District announced the monument to commemorate volunteers’ efforts

Warriors send Porter to Maritimes

Goalie Cody Porter dealt to junior A team in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Students exposed to science of genomics

Geneskool program presented at Kelowna and Oliver high schools this week

Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture

Joshua Michael Lemire, 20, has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal.

Most Read