Lethbridge Community Hosting Grant Approved For Major Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society Event

Travis Plaited Hair of the Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society speaks outside Council chambers on Monday

The local friendship society received over $47,000 to be put toward hosting the National Association of Friendship Centres AGM in Lethbridge in July along with a Powwow and Indian Relay Races.

Lethbridge City Council has approved funding for the Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society Powwow and Indian Relay Races to be held later this year.

They'll take place at Exhibition Park on July 16th and 17th.

Travis Plaited Hair is the Executive Director of the Lethbridge Friendship Society. He says the Powwow and relay races will be in conjunction with the National Friendship Centres Annual General Meeting being held in Lethbridge. "We will be hosting friendship centres from right across Canada. There are 121 in total, 21 of which are right here in the province of Alberta. So we are anticipating well over 700 delegates."

The Lethbridge Friendship Society asked for just over $47,5000 in funding, which will come as a Major Community Event Hosting Grant. Sik-Ooh-Kotoki is celebrating its 50th year serving Lethbridge and surrounding areas.

The projected positive economic impact to Lethbridge for hosting this event is around $1.1 million.

Travis Plaited Hair: 

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