Canada’s Rafting Capitol
Two Rivers Farmers’ Market
Location: 4th Street, Lytton
Open Fridays, the first week of June until the first week of October, from 10 am to 4 pm.
680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops
Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent
Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy
As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada
Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture
Nicomen Indian Band
PO Box 670, Lytton, BC VOK 1ZO
Phone: 250-455-2514; Fax: 250-455-2517
Nlha’7kapmx Child and Family Services
PO Box 567, Lytton, BC VOK 1ZO
Phone: 250-455-2118; Fax: 250-455-2117
School District #74, Gold Trail
District Office Toll-Free Number: 1-855-453-9101
Lytton Elementary School
270 – 7th Street, Lytton
Phone: (250) 455-2215
Fax: (250) 455-2528
Principal: Mrs. Denise O’Connor
Address: P. O. Box 60, Lytton
Principal: Mr. Andrew Kormendy
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
121 – 4th Street, Lytton
Phone: (250) 455-2521
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
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.
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:
We suggest that you take a little time to experience the following website in order to learn more about intercultural Canada:
Start your interactive session with The Intercultural Coach!
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.
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:
- 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:
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
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-567-9911
Please see Community Futures under Kamloops for a list of 14 Steps to Starting Your Own Business.
Lytton Employment Centre
618 Main Street, Lytton
Corporation of the Village of Lytton
Village CAO: Bob Lafleur
380 Main Street, Lytton
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
Contact: Raymond D. Phillips
Barrister & Solicitor
P.O. Box 369, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0
Phone: 250-455-2471; Fax: 250-455-0040
Lytton Medical Clinic
P.O. Box 39, 533 Main Street, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0
St. Bartholemew’s Health Site
P.O. Box 99, 533 Main Street, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business and Community Incentives
Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Innovation Resource Centre
British Columbia immigration: www.britishcolumbiacanada.com/immigration
Canadian citizenship site: www.cic.gc.ca
Canadian citizenship information: www.mavis.ca
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