Kelowna and Vernon are holding their Louis Riel day celebration on Sunday November 17th at the People Place in Vernon from 11am – 4pm. We will be having a traditional luncheon of rabbit stew, tortierre with gravy, potatoes, and bannock and cake for dessert. We will be doing a mini Metis cart craft and will have live music and will show a 10 minute video of the life of Louis Riel
Louis Riel Day flag raising will take place in Gyro Park downtown Grand Forks at 11am
We will be offering smudge(Shannon Hurley), prayer(Joyce Rumble), Jacqueline Lessard will MC; hot chocolate will be served by Cecile and Ken Arnott.
O K A N A G A N C O L L E G E ’ S T E N T H A N N U A L C E L E B R A T I O N
LOUIS RIEL DAY
Thursday, Nov. 14 – 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
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Pot Luck Style Lunch
(If you can, please bring something to
add to the lunch, but not necessary.)
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Date: November 16, 2019
Metis Flag raised at Town Hall in Princeton BC
Date: November 18, 2019
VFMA and SD#58 #105-Hwy. 3 East (basement)
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Activites, crafts etc.
November 21, 2019 and November 22, 2019
Metis Jigging Workshop with Metis Bev (Bev Lambert)
Location: Vermillion Forks Gym
November 21, 2019
Metis Potluck and Student Showcase
Vermillion Forks Gym
Come and celebrate Louis Riel Day in Merritt BC
Date: November 22, 2019
Location: Conyat Friendship Centre, 2164 Quilchena Ave.
Celebration of Louis Riel Day
When: December 8th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Kinsmen CPR Station, 216 Hastings Avenue, Penticton
Upstairs, Meeting Room A
Hosted by: South Okanagan Similkameen Métis Association
To Celebrate: Games and construct a miniature replica of a Red River Cart
If you have a glue gun with glue, please bring it.
No Cost: Snacks and refreshments will be provided
RSVP: Please email your RSVP to: email@example.com or call her at (250) 809-4427
Deadline for RSVP: No later than November 30th, as we will need to know
many Red River Carts kits are required for assembly
Merritt, BC (November 4, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Interior Region. The Regional Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, BC. The Interior is the third of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council’s (I·SPARC) six regions to honour Indigenous athletes through this unique province-wide awards program.
I·SPARC, in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, launched the regional nomination process in August 2019, receiving close to 130 nominations from across the province for Indigenous athletes under 25 years of age who are competing in performance sport and committed to living healthy, active lifestyles.
A total of 36 recipients were chosen within I·SPARC’s six regions – Fraser, Interior, Northeast, Northwest, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island.
The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport – Interior Regional Recipients
- Hanna Sault-Hartwick,16, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Jade Wynne, age 13, Karate (Kumite), Nlaka’pamux Nation
- Kanani Coon, age 14, Basketball, Enoch Cree Nation
- Connor Kaboni, age 16, Lacrosse, Nipissing First Nation
- Emma Guertin, age 17, Trampoline Gymnastics, Sprint Kayak, Métis Nation BC
- Jonathan Fraser-Monroe, age 15, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tla-Amin Nation
“Congratulations to each of the 36 talented athletes selected as regional award recipients this year,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Your extraordinary achievements in sport and school and as community leaders are an inspiration to everyone in B.C. I wish you the very best as you continue to strive for greatness in athletics and beyond.”
“We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of our recipients in the Interior,” said Bruce Baptiste, Interior Regional Lead for I·SPARC. “These young role models have dedicated their time to achieve excellence and we look forward to their continued success.”
“For me, as an Indigenous woman, there is power in realizing that you are strong. That you are not weak if you fall down. There is power as a people in realizing that we are all descendants from warriors and that sport is an extension of that,” said Hannah Sault-Hartwick, Interior Regional Recipient.
These Regional recipients automatically serve as nominees for the Provincial Awards selected in early 2020. 10 Provincial Recipients will be awarded at the Gathering Our Voices Opening Ceremony in Kamloops on March 16, 2020 and go on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Throughout November, the three remaining regions will host formal celebrations to honour their 2019 Regional Premier’s Awards recipients.
Some of you may have heard about the great foundation we started a couple of years ago called the Act West Community Foundation and we have some very exciting news;
Act West is pleased to announce that they are opening up applications for bursaries available for single mothers and we will fund up to 4 years of study at a University, College or Technical Institute. Each bursary is worth up to $30,000 to the successful recipient.
If you know of any single mothers deserving of this great opportunity, please send them the link below to apply:
Applications must be submitted by no later than November 10, 2019 for the January 2020 term. The successful applicant will be notified no later than December 6, 2019. The goal of the Act West Community Foundation is to change the life of a single mother through
education and mentorship. To find out more, please click on the link below:
Diane Dupuis, CFP, CLU, CHFC, CHS
President- The Dupuis Langen Group
Métis Beading Workshop
When: November 3rd, 2019
Where: Oliver Parks & Recreation
6359 Park Drive, Oliver
Meeting Room #2 @ 11AM – 4PM
Facilitator: Linda Van Weirengen from Vernon Metis Association
Who: Everyone is welcome including family and friends. NOTE: Participation is limited to 24 people
Cost: Beading kits provided free of charge to all SOSMA community members. Non-member fee will be $20. We will be making earrings or bracelets. Cost is $0.50 per hoop and backing.
Food: Light lunch and refreshments available
Registration: Please register via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st, 2019
President : Yvonne Jean Lloyd MNBC citizen
Vice President: Dawn Marie Arnott Sioga MNBC citizen