Register for Confronting the White Elephant

Thank you for your interest in attending the Anti-Racism Community Forum on May 12th held at the Lakeside Resort in Penticton! THE REGISTRATIOIN IS NOW CLOSED.

Participants of Confronting the White Elephant, Anti-Racism Community Forum are eligible to reserve rooms at a special rate at the Penticton Lakeside Resort ( Individual reservations can be made until April 12, 2023 after which reservations will be based on occupancy and rate availability.

Details are as follows: Double Queen Guest rooms: Cityview $203 | Beachview $212 | Lakeview $220. Parking is $15.00/day per vehicle.

Reservations - Identify yourself as a guest/attendee of the SOICS - Confronting the White Elephant to receive the special guest room rate. Telephone: 1-800-663-9400 or Email:

Event Registration
NOTES: Registration closes on May 3rd, 2023. Reserve your spot today! For group registrations, please submit a list of names and email addresses to

    Schedule of Events:
    8:00am - 8:30am        In-person Registration & Yamabiko Taiko Performance
    8:30am - 9:00am        Forum Opening Remarks & Okanagan Song
    9:00am - 9:30am        Welcome by South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (SOICS)
    9:30am - 10:45am       Deep Roots: History of Racism
    11:00am - 12:00pm     Breakout Session 1 (See registration form for selection)
    12:00pm - 1:00pm       Lunch & Vuya Kaya
    1:00 pm - 1:30pm        Anti-Racism Initiatives, Government Perspective, TBC
    1:30pm - 3:00pm        From “I’m not Racist” to Anti-Racist, Keynote Speaker: Anthony McLean
    3:15pm - 4:15pm         Breakout Session 2 (See registration form for selection)
    4:30pm - 4:45pm        UnBox & Privilege Explained
    4:45pm - 5:00pm        Closing Remarks

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    This event is free to attend but we will appreciate any donations to help us organize future community events. Thank you for your support!