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Visiting the Mount Currie Community Center

Feb. 2024

This morning, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had the honor of being welcomed to visit the Mount Currie Community Centre on the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation. After a meeting Prince Harry and Chief Dean Nelson had last November, the Chief invited the couple to visit their land and speak with Chief Gélpcal of the Lil’wat Nation as well as other tribal counselors and members of their community. The couple learned about their wheelchair basketball program, created as an inclusive adaptive sport to bring young people together. The Duke and Chief Nelson joined students and young adults in an exciting game of wheelchair basketball, cheered on by government officials, members of the Invictus community and partners.

Upon their arrival, The Duke and Duchess received a tradition welcome and were presented symbolic gifts for their family including a traditional basket which takes over a year to make and a hand carved cedar art piece symbolizing strength.

The couple were humbled to be invited and extend their deepest gratitude to Chief Nelson, Chief Gélpcal and the people of the Lil’wat Nation for their generous hospitality and kindness.