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Happy Father's Day from Vernon's Mayor

Victor Cumming.
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June 20, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Vernon's mayor is encouraging families to connect, even if it's not in person for this Father's Day.

"There are no two ways about it – these last few months have been hard. We have experienced a lot of change. For many of us, this has included the cancellation of plans to spend time with family or friends. Some of us haven’t seen our parents in a very long time. However, our time apart has been necessary to protect ourselves, each other and our communities," said Mayor Victor Cumming in a press release.

June 21 is Father’s Day.

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"During this time of physical separation, we’ve heard a lot of stories of people connecting with others in new and creative ways to continue strengthening relationships and form new bonds. We have seen many examples of genuine kindness, generosity and compassion. I am proud to call Vernon home and be part of what is taking place in the North Okanagan," Cumming said in the release.

"As we slowly expand our social circles, if you will be seeing your father for the first time after a period of absence, I hope the time you have together is even sweeter than it’s been in the past," Cumming said in the release, adding that he hopes residents will find other ways to celebrate Father's Day if they can't connect in person.

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is asking that residents follow the orders and advice from provincial health officer Bonnie Henry.


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