Vernon and District Metis Association Events

***We are proud to announce that our ladies group will be started at our office building in the board room, #102 3207 30th ave Vernon BC.

VDMA treasurer & women’s rep Wendy Chambers and VDMA Secretary & New horizons elder have many great plans from beading, moose hide campaign, leather work and much much more for this.
The AHIP women’s group funding will be in soon and we have many great gifts and experiences for the women who participate. We are looking for 15 plus women to come and participate every second Sunday with the ladies of the community on building healthy living, Mental health and community togetherness. If you have any questions or would like to participate please come down to the ladies group and find out the great things we have planned for the woman of our community, or call myself @ 250-306-5658

Woman’s Group dates-April 27th 2014 12pm-3p
-May 4th 2014 12pm-3pm
-May 22nd 2014 6pm-8pm

More dates will be announced shortly as the participating women figure out the dates and times that work for everyone. Stay tuned on our website and Facebook group page.***

***Annual Roots Aboriginal Gathering May 23rd- 25th @ Pillar Lake, Falkland BC
There will be cultural events occurring ( dance, performances, mini pow-wow and traditional food) There are camping sites available and a weekend of fun is planned. We look forward to seeing everyone out there

***Elders for New Horizons Spaghetti Dinner & Loonie Auction June 1st @ St James Catholic School 2700-28th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1V7 Doors open @ 5pmThe Elders for New Horizons with the help of the VDMA will be putting on a spaghetti dinner and loonie auction to raise awareness and funds for our elders group. There will be special guest speakers and much entertainment for all. It will be $6 a person in advance or $7 at the door.

****Drum Making Workshop Sat June 7th and 21st @ #102 3207 30th ave Vernon BC 10am-2pm Vernon & District Secretary Linda Van Wieringen and Treasurer/ Women’s Rep Wendy Chambers successfully got a proposal for a drum making class and have secured the funding to put it on. They will be showing how to make the drum, paint the drum, bead work on the drum sticks and much more. As it can take a couple weeks for the drum to be ready for painting and other work they have spaced out the workshops to accommodate for it. This will be a great thing as everyone will get to make their own personally drum to have for our gatherings and forever.

**** Vernon & District Metis Association Community potluck BBQ August 10th 10am-6pm @ Coldstream Park (1898 kalamalka rd Vernon BC V1T 2Y5)The Vernon & District Metis Association is happy to announce that our summer community potluck/ BBQ will be held at Coldstream Park. The same Park as last year, just below Coldstream elementary school. We look forward to seeing everyone there and enjoying a sun filled day with games, music and great food. We have much to celebrate this year such as equipment grants, CCAY completion, Walk/Run proposal, woman’s group and I could go on 🙂

Bring you favorite food to share with the community and we will supply hot dogs and burgers

I believe that is most of what’s coming up around our area for the next few months. I will let you know when we secure dates for walk and run.

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