National Aboriginal Day 2017
This is being posted nearly 2 months after we went to the zoo. I have been very busy at work and it took me a while before I could get around to editing the video footage together.
On June 21st, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Zoo offered free admission to Indigenous people to celebrate National Aboriginal Day. It was a nice gesture; however, the execution was flawed. When we got to the admission gate, we were told that we were required to have a status card in order to claim the offer of free entry. This was not an issue for me, as I always carry mine in my wallet, but my children do not yet have status cards. I had copies of letters from INAC on my phone, which indicated that the kids were indeed status, but that wasn’t good enough for the person at the kiosk. We were finally allowed to enter after speaking with a manager.
This is ultimately a post about the great time that my family had at the zoo so I’ll leave the political rant for another time.