Sorry, everyone, for this being posted so late. But as usual I am having trouble finding time or maybe it's how I am prioritizing but whatever, here it is finally. The Premier had made time to stop by the Friendship House in Prince Rupert while on his tour (for lack of a better word) of the North West. As seen in the accompanying photos, Premier Horgan was shown around the Friendship House where he met staff and experienced what each program had to offer. Then, (as I am told, as I very rarely experience these events myself as a result of said lack of time), the Premier and his staff attended a discussion in the Culture Room with staff, members of the community and other attendees from B.C. As usual Anna Zanella and her amazing staff are to be thanked for their hard work in organizing this event in addition to their already crazy busy schedule.
This ceremony is to take place on February the second 2018 to celebrate the hard work and talent of everyone involved with the Canoe Paddle Project.
In late 2017 the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert successfully purchased the Pioneer Inn to operate as a social enterprise. The Friendship House intends on operating the Pioneer in the same manner as the previous owner, (primarily as a Hostel), but future plans may include changing and operating as a boutique hotel.