Our Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Thunderbird Hall at 1420 Wewaikum Rd. As a member, it is important that you attend this meeting and the events. We need your input and help to keep our society functioning. There are several vacancies for directors so if you are interested in joining the board please come and put your name forward.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped give their time to help cook, organize and clean up after these events. We need volunteers to help with the events please contact the office and leave your name and phone number if you are interested in helping.
Tansi! It’s been a great summer but we’re most definitely on to the Fall now, and how beautiful it’s been. If our paths haven’t crossed yet, I’m Kealy Donaldson, North Island Metis Nation’s Project Coordinator. I coordinate your workshops and events and assist with Administration along the way. I just want to update you on some of the Fall Workshops and encourage you to attend. Typically with the programming I host for NIMN, they are free … and so much fun!
For those that are interested, we attend Archery on the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month 6.30 – 8 pm at the Campbell River Fish & Wildlife Club. NIMN has been able to purchase adult archery equipment, through the sponsorship of VIHA, and children’s equipment is available on site. There are teachers on site which will instruct you on how to hold the bow correctly, how to aim and proper release techniques! All ages can learn this sport and fun in doing so… the first 6 visits are covered by NIMN. Why not try it out? (After 6 times, you must consider becoming a member of CR Fish & Wildlife … it is quite inexpensive to join and this covers you under their insurance). There is an indoor and outdoor range to practice on and tournaments throughout the year!
Another great workshop is our Beading Circle hosted on Thursday evenings from 6 – 7.30 pm at the Robron Centre. NIMN has been able to purchase several small looms for beading and we have been very busy throughout the Spring and Summer. Learn different techniques, free hand a beautiful Metis flower, loom a bracelet or barrette … from simple to intricate, these beading workshops are fun and informative. For first timers, please join us and all you need will be provided for you ~ beads, needle, thread, loom – if interested, patterns and more. Just bring your smile and join us Thursday evenings!
Earlier this year, we hosted 2 Cooking Workshops teaching Canning and how to make a Tourtiere! We had a blast, everyone learned something along the way, shared knowledge and went home with delicious projects to share at home! Coming up in October, on the 21st, NIMN is hosting another Cooking Workshop focused on teaching how to make a delicious, nutritious Bison Chili along with health salad, homemade dressing and traditional bannock. This workshop will be hosted at the Downtown Campbell River Community Centre Kitchen Facility. If you’d like to join us, please reserve your place in advance by connecting directly with me – email, phone, text or facebook … we have 10 spaces available.
If for any reason, we don’t see you at the workshops --- I hope you will attend NIMN’s Louis Riel Celebration on Sunday, November 15th at the Robron Centre and/or at the Skate/Swim/Social at Strathcona Gardens on Saturday, November 28th! NIMN works hard to provide programming and workshops for you and other members --- take advantage of these great opportunities for your health and well-being!
Talk soon ~ Marci, Kealy Donaldson, Project Coordinator.
The North Island Metis are pleased to introduce Kealy Donaldson as our new project coordinator. Kealy has lived in Campbell River for 13 years. She has worked and coordinated for BC/Yukon Heart & Stroke Foundation, C.R. Common and the Pier Street Farmers Market and several other foundations. Kealy will be overseeing and organizing cultural and health activities throughout the year. Please reach out to her at email@example.com
with your ideas and comments. We will be posting all the events on our Facebook Page and Website.
Contract Position available for Project Coordinator
The successful candidate will oversee and book a variety of health and cultural activities and will report to an appointed board member at regular agreed intervals to report on progress. This position requires the ability to work independently, multi-task and demonstrate strong communication skills.
Consideration will be given to applicants of Métis citizenship who have experience in coordinating and overseeing various activities, plus certificates for WHMIS and Food Safe.
Applicants once hired must supply a clear criminal record check. Driver's license and vehicle is an asset. Requires evening and weekend work but hours are flexible.
Only those short listed will be contacted for an interview.
To apply for position, please provide a cover letter, resume, two reference letters and copies of any relevant certificates. Contract will be for one year, salary of $1300.00 per month for 20 hours per week.
Please mail or email applications by Apr 3, 2015 to:
North Island Métis Nation
Room 123A - 740 Robron Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 6J7
We hope to see you all at the Annual General Meeting on March 22, 2015. We will be meeting in the Robron Centre Library.
Come hear the latest news and be a part of the elections. We are always looking for board members and people interested in helping us set up and organize events.
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