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Lillooet City Hall
615 Main Street
P.O. Box 610
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4289
Fax: 250-256-4288
cityhall@lillooetbc.ca

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Feb
15

REC Centre-Nia Classes Are Back!

February 15, 2017
Nia with Gillian Smith is returning to the REC Centre: Saturdays 10:30-11:30am in the mezzanine February 18-March 18, 2017 $30.00 for 5 sessions, or $6.50 drop in Come Dance with us!

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Jan
21

NDIT Business Facade Improvement Program Approved for 2017

January 21, 2017
NDIT Business Facade Improvement Program Approved for 2017

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13
Jan
04

Backflow Questions & Answers

January 04, 2017
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Sep
26

SQUAMISH-LILLOOET REGIONAL DISTRICT RESOLVES TO BE A REGION OF RECONCILIATION

September 26, 2016
SQUAMISH-LILLOOET REGIONAL DISTRICT RESOLVES TO BE A REGION OF RECONCILIATION SLRD invites the entire community to join in acknowledgement of Orange Shirt Day, Friday September 30 Pemberton, BC – It was not any indication of a seasonal fashion trend that the Board and staff at the SLRD were decked out in orange for the first official day of fall. Rather, it was an acknowledgement of the upcoming September 30 Orange Shirt Day - an annual reconciliation event started in 2013 in the neighbouring Cariboo Chilcotin region by the community and survivors of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in Williams Lake. Grown from the story of one residential school survivor, Orange Shirt Day is becoming a national movement. Phyllis (Jack) Webstad went off to school at the hopeful age of six, wearing a brand new orange t-shirt her grandmother had scraped together the money for. On her first day of school, she was stripped of her clothes, and the special shirt was taken away, never to be returned. This was the first loss of many, and she has spent the rest of her life working through the trauma of her experiences. Wearing an orange shirt on September 30 is a way to acknowledge the harm the Residential school system did to Indigenous childrens’ self-esteem and well-being, and affirm a commitment that from now on, every child matters. Enhancing relationships with aboriginal communities and First Nations was identified last year as a priority for the SLRD, reflected in the SLRD’s 2015-2018 Strategic Directions. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its summary report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, in December 2015, it defined reconciliation as a process of “establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country. In order for that to happen, there has to be awareness of the past, acknowledgement of the harm that has been inflicted, atonement for the causes, and action to change behavior.” Rekindling trust, recognized the TRC Commissioners, is the single most important element of the reconciliation process, and realistically, will take many generations of effort to achieve. At the September 22, 2016 SLRD Committee of the Whole meeting, with staff and SLRD Board members wearing orange shirts, the Board resolved to be a Region of Reconciliation, and to work towards turning these words into actions. NEWS RELEASE “It’s time to start the process,” says SLRD Board Chair Jack Crompton. “This resolution is a statement of intention rather than achievement. We have a long path to walk and we are eager to walk it. At the SLRD we want to nurture resilience and grow into a more respectful, inclusive region that provides opportunities for everyone.” The SLRD will again don orange shirts on Friday September 30. It’s a simple gesture to indicate a willingness to “open new healing pathways of reconciliation”, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged of all Canadians. “We encourage everyone in the region to join us on this journey, and wear an orange shirt on Friday,” says Crompton. - 30 - About Orange Shirt Day: Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ About the SLRD: Located in southwestern BC, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is a local government federation delivering a range of regional, sub-regional and local services to approximately 38,000 residents living in four member municipalities (Lillooet, Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish) and four unincorporated electoral areas (A, B, C, D). www.slrd.bc.ca For more information, please contact: Jeannette Nadon Communications & Grants Coordinator

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Jul
26

Love Lillooet: Regional shop local campaign comes to Lillooet

July 26, 2016
Love Lillooet: Regional shop local campaign comes to Lillooet Lillooet is the latest community to join the shop local movement and largest shop local marketing campaign in Canada with the launch of Love Lillooet (lovelillooet.com) on Friday July 29th. Love Lillooet promotes the area’s independent, locally-owned businesses with an aim to strengthen the local economy. The program provides participating businesses with a digital presence and on the ground marketing support. These resources showcase businesses, their owners and the products and services they offer through first-rate photography and storytelling. Not only does the platform create an easy way to find locally-owned businesses in the area, but it also showcases some of the incredibly unique and eclectic businesses that help create the character of one of the most colourful regions in Canada. Love Lillooet is the 29th community to join the Love Northern BC shop local program funded by Northern Development Initiative Trust. With more than 1500 businesses participating throughout central and northern B.C., Love Northern BC is the largest shop local program in Canada. Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation throughout central and northern British Columbia. Shifting spending to funnel more dollars into local businesses has been proven to pave the way for growth, new jobs, a thriving economy, and can both retain and attract creative and hard-working entrepreneurs to a community. MARGARET LAMPMAN, mayor District of Lillooet “This is a wonderful opportunity for our small business community and entrepreneurs. Having access to a wider market through this website will help to grow their business and build name recognition.” Evan Saugstad, board chair Northern Development Initiative Trust “Love Northern BC is a great example of how a community can collaborate to build the success of entrepreneurs throughout our region. We couldn’t be more pleased than to welcome Lillooet to this program, and drive more traffic to the community’s small businesses.” CONTACT Karen Borden Director, Special Projects Northern Development 250-561-2525 karen@northerndevelopment.bc.ca Margaret Hohner Grant Writing & Communications District of Lillooet 250-256-4289 mhohner@lillooetbc.ca

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Jul
11

Lillooet REC: Congratulations on winning the BCAA Play here contest

July 11, 2016
Congratulations Torquay Elementary and Lillooet REC Centre! British Columbians have spoken. Torquay Elementary and Lillooet REC Centre are the winners. Each play space will receive revitalizations worth up to $100,000!

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