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Morning Start: National Indigenous Peoples Day

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 21

Good morning Okanagan! It’s a great day to have a great day, let’s get it started!

Fun Fact: There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way. There are approximately three trillion trees on Earth and 100-400 billion stars in the Milky Way.

On this day

In 1893, the first ferris wheel opens in Chicago.

In 1957, Louis St. Laurent steps down as the Prime Minister of Canada.

In 2003, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, the fifth novel of the series, is released.

National holidays

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year), National Daylight Appreciation Day, Go Skateboarding Day, International Yoga Day, and National Cookie Dough Day.

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In case you missed it

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in Kelowna.Learn more here.

United Way supports youth projects across the Okanagan with funding. Learn more here.

Bus services expanded in South Okanagan to meet summer demand. Learn more here.


Watch the Miami Dolphins try to pronounce this British Columbia city.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Chris Pratt (43), singer Lana Del Ray (37), Prince William (40), The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers (41), and actor David Morrissey (58).

Have a great Tuesday everyone!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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