PENINSULA LETTERS: First Nations culture centre could help

A suggestion to make Sidney more attractive has occurred to me after a visit to Whistler.

A suggestion to make Sidney more attractive has occurred to me after a visit to Whistler.

If you are visiting that place it is loaded with hotels, restaurant and souvenir shops and if its a cloudy and rainy day (precluding sporting activities) there is not much else to do, so we took the time to find something else of Interest.

Strangely even the tourist guides did not direct us there but what an experience the Native Cultural Centre was.

I am sure our local aboriginal nations on the Salish Sea could build and operate a display building or cultural centre showcasing the history and activities of the first nations that originated and lived here around the Salish Sea.

This could be done maybe in cooperation with other nations from across the border.

It would take some doing for the site by the water in Sidney (Captains Table and Mineral World) to be made available but it would link well with the Ocean Discovery Centre as well as Mineral World. I am sure that brains more experienced than mine can come up with something like this.

Hopefully this is a small seed that will grow into something big and beautiful.

Lucien Frauenfelder

Saanichton

 

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