Mountie Meal Recipe by Region 3 Senator Margaret Penner

1 lb. ground meat (buffalo, elk etc)
1 cup or 1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 cup green pepper chopped
16 oz. tomato sauce
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano, crushed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp allspice
2 large tomatoes diced
2-3 tbsp chili powder
15 oz. pre-cooked pinto beans
15 oz. pre-cooked white or black beans
1 cup water
7 oz. diced green chili can or 1 fresh chili pepper

Simmer on stove top, (I do it for 3/4 to 1 hour):
I serve it lunch or dinner on a toasted bun, any type you like with the following:
shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sliced black olives, sour cream, along with tortilla chips.

PARTNERS COUNCIL LAUNCHES 2014 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

PARTNERS COUNCIL LAUNCHES 2014 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

Application Guidelines:
http://bcaafc.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7555c1e26f5cd67dd498df936&id=bb507fc5c3&e=65226ef10d

Application Form:
http://bcaafc.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7555c1e26f5cd67dd498df936&id=44f4a991cf&e=65226ef10d

All applications (including official purchase quotes or statements from a retailer, supplier or distributor) must be received on or before 5 pm (PST), Tuesday October 7, 2014.

Inquiries:
Jocelyn Sam, Equipment Grant Coordinator
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners
email: egprogram@bcaafc.com or Fax: 250.388.5502

Note: Successful applicants will be notified in November 2014

Thompson Okanagan Regional Governance Council Welcomes Nicola Valley and District Metis Association

As Region Director for Region 3 Thompson Okanagan I am pleased to announce the forming of a new Metis Society for Merritt BC.

Society Name: Nicola Valley and District Metis Association

Board of Directors:

President: Norbert Grenier
Vice President: Betty Ann MacDonnel
Treasurer: Christine Petersen
Secretary: Pauline McGarry
Christine Petersen
Women’s Rep: Lori Hedin
Director: Andrea McVean
Director: Cecilia Dumont

Next Community Meeting 7:00 PM October 6, 2014 Espresso Cafe, Merritt BC

Congratulations

MNBC Statistics for Thompson Okanagan

MNBC Statistics Report: September 10, 2014

Total Applicants to Date
Citizenship Cards Issued 2151
Pending Card Order 21
On Hold For Renewal 364
Current Card Holding Citizens 2061
Approved Pending Community Acceptance 6
Applicants in Progress 404
Deceased 42
Appeal Option Notification 27
Appeal in Progress 6
Appeal Decision in Favor of Applicant 0
Appeal Decision in Favor of Registry 30
Appeals Total 36
Moved Out of Province 27
Archived Files 374
TOTAL 2612

Gender
Male 1426
Female 1560
TOTAL 2986

Adult
Male 1272
Female 1419
TOTAL 2691

Youth 10-15
Male 70
Female 55
TOTAL 125

Youth 6-9
Male 47
Female 49
TOTAL 96

Child 0-5
Male 37
Female 37
TOTAL 74

No Birth Date Specified

INAC
Registered 6
Not Registered 1314
Unconfirmed 1666
TOTAL 2986

Breakdown: Being Worked On
Boundary Local Metis Assoc. 13
Kelowna Metis Assoc. 92
Ashcroft Merritt & District Metis Assoc. 29
Salmon Arm Metis Assoc. 37
Vernon District Metis Assoc. 95
Two Rivers Metis Society 180
South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Assoc. 82
TOTAL 528

Breakdown: Approved
Boundary Local Metis Assoc. 46
Kelowna Metis Assoc. 371
Ashcroft Merritt & District Metis Assoc. 85
Salmon Arm Metis Assoc. 186
Vernon District Metis Assoc. 321
Two Rivers Metis Society 484
South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Assoc. 314
TOTAL 1807

Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities Leader Training Sessions

These Activities are funded by the Aboriginal Health Directorate – Ministry of Health in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities

LEADER TRAINING SESSIONS

Aboriginal RunWalk & Honour Your Health Challenge

SAVE THE DATE! FREE TRAINING!
The Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities annual Leader Training Sessions are designed to support individuals from First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres who are committed to serve as volunteer Community Leaders within the Aboriginal RunWalk (ARW) or Honour Your Health Challenge (HYHC) initiatives.

The two-day training sessions will be offered in five locations across BC, as follows:
Space is limited, so please be sure to register early. Registration opens Monday, August 25, 2014, forms will be available at http://www.sportmedbc.com and http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/healthy-living-activities/regional-leader-training-conferences/, as well as circulated throughout the regional and community networks of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.
Registration closes Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Interior Region Kamloops November 5 & 6, 2014

CORRECTIONAL CENTER HIRING

The Okanagan Correctional Centre is Hiring in 2016

Orientation Sessions begin October 6, 2014

TAKE PART IN AN UPCOMING CORRECTIONAL OFFICER INFORMATION SESSION TO SEE
IF BECOMING A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (CO) IS THE RIGHT CAREER PATH FOR YOU!
The BC Corrections Branch, in partnership with the Justice Institute of BC, is offering free
information sessions that will introduce you to the corrections profession and highlight what is
required to work within a BC correctional centre.

REGISTRATION: Send an email to recruiter.occ@gov.bc.ca with REGISTER in the
subject line. Please include your first and second choice for sessions you’d like to
attend, along with your contact information. To register by phone, call 604-462-5170.
For information on BC Corrections career opportunities visit:
http://www.gov.bc.ca/bccorrectionscareers