‘Respect Lives Here’ Sacred Spaces Tour
Have you wanted to learn more about the diverse faiths and houses of worship in our community? On Saturday, March 23 between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm, you have the perfect opportunity to embark on a voyage of discovery on the Sacred Spaces Tour. Ten houses of worship will open their doors to welcome all, to share faiths and beliefs, to connect as humans and to highlight that our sacred spaces are places to be valued and respected in each corner of our community.
Representatives will be available at each location to tour visitors, answer questions and share their traditions, and members of congregations are encouraged to explore the tour as well. It will be a day of collaboration and meaningful interactions that will foster intercultural and interfaith understanding.
The Sacred Spaces Tour is part of the Respect Network’s initiative ‘Resect Lives Here’ that celebrates diversity, builds understanding and encourages communities to be inclusive and welcoming. Funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Thompson Okanagan Respect Network is a collaboration of community organizations that collaborate on initiatives to redress racism and hate through education and awareness. KCR Community Resources represents the Central Okanagan on the Respect Network and is proud to partner with the following faith organizations on this event:
- Okanagan Jewish Community – 102 Snowsell Street
- St. David’s Presbyterian Church – 271 Snowsell Street
- Kelowna Islamic Centre – 1120 Hwy 33
- Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar – 220 Davie Road
- First Mennonite Church – 1305 Gordon Drive
- Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church – 2091 Gordon Drive
- Son Valley Fellowship – 2100 Gordon Drive
- Mission Creek Alliance Church – 2091 Springfield Road
- Winfield United Church – 3751 Woodsdale Road, Lake Country
- St. George’s Anglican Church – 3690 Brown Road, West Kelowna
Thank you to all of these organizations and the community for participating in this interfaith initiative. For more information contact Dorothee at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod.