Please see below up coming events
***Vernon and District Metis Association Woman’s Group***
We are proud to announce that our ladies group will be held on every second Monday from 6 pm-9 pm at our office building in the board room, #005 3402 27th ave Vernon BC. VDMA Secretary and Women’s Rep Linda Van Wieringen has many great cultural classes planned from beading, leather work and the moose hide campaign. We look forward to getting the women of the community together to build on healthy living, mental health and community togetherness. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please come down to the women’s group and find out the great things they will be doing. You may contact Linda Van Wieringen at 250-260-6614.
***Vernon & District Metis Association Annual General Meeting*** Oct 19th 2016
The VDMA is having our AGM Oct 19th 2016.We will go over the financials from last year and assets we have since gained. We will talk about the great involvement of the community this year and the awesome year to come. We look forward to seeing everyone there and answering any questions that the community may have.
***Remembrance Day Celebration*** Nov 11th 2016
Every year The VDMA lays a wreath on behalf of the Association and on behalf of our Veterans at Kal Tire Place, and in the Lumby Celebrations Nov 11th. Thanks to Our Region 3 Veteran Eldon Clairmont for laying last years wreath on behalf of the association for our veterans, Shaughn Daveron Region 3 youth rep & Randy Spinks for laying the Associations wreath at Kal Tire Place, and a thank you to Anne and Don Mcbeth for laying a wreath on behalf of the association at the Lumby celebrations. We look forward to another wonderful remembrance day with our communities. We also need to send a thank you to MNBC for providing funding for the wreaths.
***Louis Riel Day Celebration*** Nov 16th 2016
On November 13th we are able to celebrate one of the most important people in Metis history. Louis Riel fought for his people and nation no matter what the consequence, beside some of the greatest Metis ever known. On this day we celebrate everything he did for us and we celebrate being Metis and being part of a great Metis Nation. Something Louis Riel gave his life for, and something we continue to fight for in honor of the metis people and nation. The VDMA will be putting on a slide show, having a potluck BBQ and having discussions about of culture, past and future. We hope to see everyone at the celebrations which will be held at our office building from 1pm-6pm
***VDMA Community Potluck Christmas Party*** Dec 18th 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
The VDMA will be holding our Christmas party at our office building in Dec 18th 2016. Bring your favorite holiday dish to share with the community and enjoy some great entertainment, games, food and a loonie auction. There will be a surprise visit for the kids and youth of the community. Last year we had almost 130 people and this year we expect more. It is a great time to enjoy company and celebrate the holidays with a strong Metis Nation. We look forward to seeing everyone there and will be looking for volunteers to help with the planning of this wonderful day. If you would like to help out please contact us and let us know.