Thompson Okanagan AGM Announcements November 2012

Boundary Local Metis Association

Date and Time: November 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Location: Hutton Hideaway 2569 75th Ave, Grand Forks BC

Two Rivers Metis Society

Date and Time: November 19, 2012 and 6:00 pm

Location: Parkview Activity Center 500 McDonald Avenue, Kamloops BC

South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Association

Date and Time: November 28, 2012 6:00 PM

Location: Penticton United Church 696 Main Street Penticton BC

Message from the Thompson Okanagan Women’s Representative

“Empowering Métis Women to fulfill their potentials in all aspects of their lives: physical health and well-being, cultural connection, community involvement, family well-being, education, and economic security.”       Métis Women of British Columbia Mandate

My name is Debra Tamagi and I have the distinct privilege of serving as Regional Women’s Representative for the Thompson Okanagan for the next term.  I am new to the Metis Nation (receiving my metis card only one year ago) and therefore, have much to learn. I look forward to this process as I am very keen and excited to learn. As your representative my personal goal will be to get to know you as individuals and especially the women of this region; who you are, what you want, what you dream about, and how I can help you find that. I am very interested in the journey each of you is on.  I do believe that we are part of a collective whole, here to help one another.  I will strive to use all of my talents and strengths to bring value to each of you through opportunities to learn and grow and connect with one another and with our Metis heritage.

I will ask for your patience and understanding as I find my way in this new arena.  I am always OPEN and available to listen to questions, concerns and ideas, and in fact, would LOVE to hear from you. I will be approaching this new position from a grassroots perspective.  Your involvement and participation will be instrumental.  

Sincerely, Debra Tamagi, Regional Women’s Representative, Thompson Okanagan, MNBC

October 2012 Citizenship Stats Thompson Okanagan Métis

Merritt District Métis Association                                70

Two Rivers Métis Association                                        395

Salmon Arm Métis Association                                     145

Vernon and District Métis Association                      237

Kelowna Métis Association                                             283

South Okanagan Similkameen Métis Association  248

Boundary Local Métis Association                                  44

                                                            TOTAL                          1422

FREE BOOKS FOR MÉTIS FAMILIES

MNBC Imagination Library Program sends free books to MÉTIS Citizens under the age of  5.

The books are sent each month and arrive in the mail with your child’s name on it.

The books are age appropriate and include classics such as: “”The Snowy Day” and “Llama Llama Home with Mama”

Call today and recieve free books for your child.

Contact: Colleen Hodgson 1-800-940-1150 or chodgson@mnbc.ca