As the Royal Visit continues, Prince William and Kate stopped in at UBC Okanagan Tuesday to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary, and the 100th anniversary of UBC.
The university is a leader in environmental sustainability, conservation, ecology and resource management. The institution has also cultivated a relationship with the Okanagan Nation Alliance to better provide tailored networks for Indigenous students.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 27, 2016
A focus on advocating for reconciliation
Chief John Kruger of the Penticton Indian Band spoke directly to Prince William and Kate during the event, asking that they advocate for reconciliation for Aboriginal Peoples.
The Duke and Duchess watched a demonstration of women’s volleyball and met with students; hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
Later in the day, the Duke and Duchess made their way to Mission Hill Winery where they attended the Taste of B.C. festival, where they tried some local wines.
At the festival, the royals met with some of province’s top chefs, including Iron Chef Rob Feenie, restaurateurs Vikram Vij and David Hawksworth, along with California roll inventor Hidekazu Tojo.
This marks Kelowna’s first Royal Visit in three decades. Prince Charles and Princess Diana also visited in 1986, and now their son and his wife have followed in their historical footsteps.
From there the Royals headed to the Yukon, where they were part of a cultural ceremony. You can find that live video footage here.