Lytton, B.C.:

 

Canada’s Rafting Capitol

 

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Photo:  www.naturewatch.ca

 

 

Two Rivers Farmers’ Market

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Photo:  www.flickr.com

 

Location:  4th Street, Lytton

Open Fridays, the first week of June until the first week of October, from 10 am to 4 pm.

 

 

Shuswap Nation

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Photo:  http://shuswapnation.org

 

680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops

http://shuswapnation.org

 

 

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent 

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/programs/MAI

 

 

Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy

www.aboriginalhr.ca/files/file/programs/MAI/Module%20One%20Tip%20Sheet_pdf.pdf

 

 

As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/resources/getstarted/cultures

 

 

Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/resources/getstarted/cultures

 

 

Nicomen Indian Band

 

PO Box 670, Lytton, BC VOK 1ZO

Phone:  250-455-2514; Fax:  250-455-2517

Email:  nicomen@telus.net

 

 

Nlha’7kapmx Child and Family Services

 

PO Box 567, Lytton, BC VOK 1ZO

Phone:  250-455-2118; Fax:  250-455-2117

 

 

 

Education:

 

School District #74, Gold Trail

District Office Toll-Free Number:  1-855-453-9101

 

 

Lytton Elementary School
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270 – 7th Street, Lytton

Phone: (250) 455-2215

Fax: (250) 455-2528

Principal:  Mrs. Denise O’Connor

doconnor@gw.sd74.bc.ca

 

Kumsheen Secondary

Address:  P. O.  Box 60, Lytton

Principal:  Mr. Andrew Kormendy

akormendy@gw.sd74.bc.ca

 

PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)

PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level.  They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges.  All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

Contact: Jeanette Duncan, JDuncan@gw.sd74.bc.ca
Lytton Library

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121 – 4th Street, Lytton

Phone:  (250) 455-2521

 

Days/Hours Open:

Wednesday  10:00-2:00
Thursday    3:00-7:00
Friday   10:00-2:00
Saturday  10:00-2:00

 

 

Youth Against Violence Line

This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.  This service is available in 130 languages.

 

Phone: 1-800-680-4264; Text: 604-836-6381

 

24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential

 

Email: info@youthagainstviolenceline.com

 

Website: www.youthagainstviolenceline.com

 

 
Annual Remembrance Day Pow Wow

 

The Lytton Remembrance Day Pow Wow is a gathering to honour the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. This 3-day traditional Pow Wow, organized by community volunteers, takes place at the Kumsheen Secondary School gym. For updates, visit the Lytton Remembrance Day Pow Wow Facebook Group. The Pow Wow Visitors Guide provides information on Pow Wow etiquette.

 

 

Lytton River Festival – September, Labour Day Weekend
The Lytton River Festival pays tribute to the Thompson and Fraser Rivers and celebrates Lytton’s vibrant community and First Nations culture.  This free, family-friendly 3-day event is the largest of its kind in the canyon with live bands and street dances, children’s activities such as face painting and a climbing wall, farmers markets, organized hikes into the Stein Valley, First Nations artisans, and a traditional Pow Wow.

www.riverfestival.ca

 

 

Lytton Days – May Long Weekend

 

This family event features a parade on Main Street and activities, including the crowning of the May Queen and a slow-pitch tournament, followed by a street dance. The event is organized by volunteers from the Lytton Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Aboriginal Day – June 21st

 

Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council sponsors Aboriginal Day Celebrations every year on June 21st.  The activities encourage families, friends and community members to enjoy:

 

  • local music,

 

  • singing,

 

  • dancing,

 

  • drumming,

 

  • workshops,

 

  • traditional foods and

 

  • artisan displays.

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We suggest that you take a little time to experience the following website in order to learn more about intercultural Canada:

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Start your interactive session with The Intercultural Coach!

Logo:  http://www.norquest.ca/home.aspx

 

Note:
In some countries, it is customary to give gifts or bribes to government officials in order to get a business license.  This is not the way that we do things in Canada.  Find out the proper procedures for dealing with institutions and learn how to ask for help or guidance.

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Business Resources:

 

The Lytton Chamber of Commerce has 69 members from Boston Bar to Spence’s Bridge. Lytton’s economy includes tourism, cultural heritage, agriculture, energy, natural resources, transportation, and community services.

Year-round employment is available at:

 

  • government offices,

 

  • schools,

 

  • the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways,

 

  • the Kwoiek Creek Power Project,

 

  • St. Bartholomew’s Health Centre,

 

  • Lytton’s local RCMP detachment as well as

 

  • jobs in hospitality, highway maintenance and social services.

 

Seasonal opportunities in the summer include nearby organic farms, wildfire management crews, in addition to whitewater rafting and tourism businesses.

 

The top employers in town are:

 

  • The Village of Lytton,

 

  • School District #74 and

 

  • Kumsheen Rafting Resort.

Bernie Fandrich, the owner of Kumsheen Rafting Resort, first rafted the Thompson River in 1973.  He has written a new book called British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River.  It is a paperback that is half river guide and half history.  He is planning a book signing in September at Chapters bookstore in Kamloops.

 

 

Community Futures Development Corporation of Sun Country

 

Contact: Debbie Arnott

203 Railway Avenue, Ashcroft

Phone: 250-453-9165;

Fax:  250-453-9500

Toll-Free Phone:  1-800-567-9911

Email: vision@cfdcsuncountry.bc.ca

Website: http://www.cfsun.ca/

Please see Community Futures under Kamloops for a list of 14 Steps to Starting Your Own Business.
 

 

Lytton Employment Centre

 

 

618 Main Street, Lytton

Phone: 250-455-2283

Fax: 250-455-2643

Toll-Free: 1-877-455-2283

Email: adminemploy@lyttonbc.net

 

 

Corporation of the Village of Lytton

 

Village CAO: Bob Lafleur

380 Main Street, Lytton

Phone: 250-455-2355

Fax: 250-455-2142

Email: hotspot@lytton.ca
 

 

Government Agent Office – Services BC

 

Lillooet Phone: 250-256-7548

Ashcroft Phone: 250-453-2412

Toll-Free Phone, B.C.: 1-800-663-7867
Stl’atl’imx / Nlaka’pamux Legal Services

 

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Contact: Raymond D. Phillips

Barrister & Solicitor

P.O. Box 369, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Phone: 250-455-2471; Fax: 250-455-0040

email: ray.law@telus.ca

 

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Lytton Medical Clinic

 

P.O. Box 39, 533 Main Street, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Phone: 250-455-2202

Fax: 250-455-2237

 

 

St. Bartholemew’s Health Site

 

P.O. Box 99, 533 Main Street, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Phone: 250-455-2221

Fax: 250-455-6621

 

 

Business Resources

 

Provincial:

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business Incentives
Business and Community Incentives

 

Federal:

Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Trade Start
Industry Canada
Innovation Resource Centre
EI Programs

 

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British Columbia immigration:  www.britishcolumbiacanada.com/immigration

Canadian citizenship site:  www.cic.gc.ca

Canadian citizenship information:  www.mavis.ca

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For References, please go to the Kamloops Education section.

 

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