Splats’in hold cultural event

The Cooke Creek recreation site near Enderby will be closed from noon Monday to noon Aug. 28 to accommodate a Splats’in First Nations community event.

The Cooke Creek recreation site near Enderby will be closed from noon Monday to noon Aug. 28  to accommodate a Splats’in First Nations community event.

This is the second year in a row that Cooke Creek has closed to hold the  Splats’in cultural gathering.

“Having the time and space to share and celebrate our cultural heritage  is very important to us as a community,” said Chief Wayne Christian.

“Last year’s event was a great  success and we’re pleased to be working with the province again this  year to hold this special cultural gathering at Cooke Creek.”

This closure is only for the recreation site, and does not affect  activities on the Shuswap River. Access to the river is still available  via the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

Visitors wishing to camp in the  area can use the Hidden Lake recreation site or another local campground.