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Teen spreads local welcome

October 22, 2021

A Penticton teen has gone above and beyond to raise money to make sure new immigrants to the community are welcomed and connected, while also promoting local literacy.

Simon Otke, 15, is in his final year with Scouts Canada, and is very close to achieving the Chief Scout Award, which is the highest award possible.

He decided that building little libraries around Penticton would be a great way to give back to his community, with all profits going to the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) organization.


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