Aboriginal Day could’ve been better


The June 21 Aboriginal Day and Canada Day parade went through town, and it was confusing. The traffic directors were confused at the intersection (which way do we go), and very slow movement.

The vendors in the arena were very isolated; nobody made money. In the past, the vendors were all located outside, and it was enjoyable. Why change?

But all in all, the parade was beautiful. The cedar bear, carved by Ben Gerow, was won by Lucy Campbell. Congratulations. To be part of the event I volunteered my time to sell tickets for Ben Gerow. No money was made.

I also want to say, in regards to the new bus transit, I volunteered myself to explore the bus schedule, time and locations where to catch the bus. The Wet’suwet’en elders were very happy to understand what it was all about, the orange and green colour.


Rita George

Aboriginal DayBurns Lake

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