Conference a huge success

The spirit of generosity and sense of community were alive during the annual Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference

The spirit of generosity and sense of community were alive during the annual Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, hosted from March 19-22 at various venues throughout Penticton.

Gathering Our Voices is an annual, national event, and this year the Ooknakane Friendship Centre is proud to have been chosen to co-host the conference alongside the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.

The week was a huge success, with approximately 2,000 youth and adult participants visiting to take part in the dynamic events being hosted. This year the focus of the conference was on many important issues including health, language, culture, the environment, society, employment, sports and recreation.

The Ooknakane Friendship Centre would like to extend a big thank you to the community of Penticton for its generosity and overwhelming support. To the many volunteers, restaurants, hotels, convention centre, community centre, media, local businesses and community organizations who eagerly participated, we are most grateful.

Marisa Topp

 

Ooknakane Friendship Centre