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Naramata Centre hit by racist grafitti

The quaint Okanagan community of Naramata has had an eventual month so far.

In early July it hosted more than 300 people from all over North America for the annual Harambee Festival, for families who have adopted African Children.

But as the festival wrapped up, Naramata was hit with racist graffiti.

Racist slurs were spray painted in several locations, including the school and the Naramata Centre, which hosted the festival.

Police have arrested four females in connection with the vandalism. Three are teens from Naramata and the fourth is a young adult who was visiting.

Pam Paterson is the president of the Harambee Cultural Society, and spoke with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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The Naramata Centre
plans to host a conference this fall, tackling the issue of racism in their community.

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