Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, centre, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland mayor to appear on livestreamed series

Conversation will focus on Toni Boot as a woman of colour in government

Summerland mayor Toni Boot will be the featured guest on an episode of Voices Unheard on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.

The focus of the conversation will be on Boot as a woman of colour in government .

Voices Unheard is a weekly live streamed series produced by Kelowna-based Unicorns.LIVE in partnership with Kelowna Pride Society.

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The intent of this series is to bring awareness to underrepresented members of society, including people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, or ability.

Boot has taught at Okanagan College, co-owned Kettle Valley Dried Fruit Company, founded and owned Grasslands Nursery, holds a Bachelor of Arts. in Professional Communication, and entered local government in 2014 when she was elected to Summerland Council.

She has also served as a director on the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

“Voices Unheard gives our guests space to share their unique perspectives and life experiences. We are grateful to have mayor Boot share the stories of her journey as a woman of colour in local government with us,” said executive producer Dustyn Baulkham.

Voices Unheard airs live every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on www.watch.unicorns.live with episodes available to stream after the original broadcast. Each episode is 30 to 45 minutes long; the host, guests and attendees will be appropriately socially distant.

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