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Penticton Indian Band to host Aboriginal Day events

It will be a quieter National Aboriginal Day for Penticton this year than in the past.

“The focus this year is on the run, the pancake breakfast and our speakers,” said Elaine Kruger, discussing the Penticton Indian Band’s plans for June 21.

Registration for Trotting on the Land, a 2.5 and 5 kilometre run or walk event, gets started at the En’owkin Centre at 8:15 a.m., with the event itself starting at 9 a.m.

A free pancake breakfast follows the event.

There will also be two guest speakers: Syilx knowledge keeper Richard Armstrong and Olympic Bronze medalist Lynn Kanuka from SportmedBC.

“Her talk is very inspiring,” said Kruger, who has heard her previously. “A lot of people got motivated by her to take the 13-week run-walk program.

Later in the day, the Ooknakane Friendship Centre is offering a free salmon dinner for 200 people, starting at 5 p.m. at their offices on Ellis Street.

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