Congratulations to the Native Friendship Centre (Regina Street) on the occasion of their first pole raising ceremony (June 21). It was a colourful affair, attended by hundreds of well-wishers. The Threshold Housing Society is especially proud of one of our residents who is currently staying with us and worked on the pole. The wood is Red Cedar and the pole is Coast Salish in its conception. The totem embodies the interconnected nature of the world symbolized by the weaving nature of the roots that join together both animal and human figures.