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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Y O! NEWS 3

APR 11 2011

From the Band Manager

4 Elders Update 5

Public Works Update

6 TAC Meeting Notice 7 All about diabetes 8 Social Assistance Form 9

Guardian Watchmen Job Posting

10-11

Job Postings

12-15 Easter Colouring & activities 16 Community Events

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School is busy planning for kindergarten for next year. The school has to decide if we are going to have one or two classes. As a result, we need to know if your child is planning on attending our school in September.

STOLE N F r o m Va n e s s a Swa i n Wa l k u s :

“my wallet was stolen... it’s a black leather one and we reallllly need it back. Don’t care about the money just need all the i.d. My kids’ care cards for the e.r are the most crucial. Thanks!”

If you plan on having your child in kindergarten next year please come by the school and register your child as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 29. If you don’t register by this date then there is a possibil-

The Carnival is Coming! APRIL 22-24, 2011

Gear up for Spring clean-up!

2.) Medical ID Number

Children ages 3-16 years old can get ONE bracelet for a day at the carnival. However, you need to go to Health & Family Services and grab two garbage bags and fill them by helping clean up around the reserve. Fill those two bags and then put them into the Big Blue Bin. Garbage pick up must be done AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to qualify for the free bracelet! Bracelets will be handed out on Saturday, April 23rd from 10-12 noon at Health & Family Services.

3.) Status Card

Call (250) 949-8131 with any questions

ity there may not be enough space for next year. You need the following to register your child: 1.) Birth Certificate

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Yo! News is prepared by Jessie Hemphill, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator. This newsletter is delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve every second week and posted to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw website. If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Jessie at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw community members informed about what is happening in the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office and the surrounding community. Anybody is welcome to make submissions to the newsletter, including announcements, lost-and-found, photographs, bakwam’kwala words, stories, legends, drawings, etc. etc. etc. Other ways to stay connected to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community are: Website (www.gwanak.info) Facebook (User: Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw) Twitter (User: Gwasnakw) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office PO Box 998, 154 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

COUNCIL Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486 Sits on all committees / chief@gwanak.info

Eddie Charlie Forestry and Economic Development Portfolio

Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-8198 Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty and Finance Portfolios

Crystal Walkus: (250) 230-4445 Ec. Dev., Personnel & Policies, and Recreation Portfolios

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-7770 Health & Social Development Portfolio

Robert Walkus: (250) 230-1525 Education Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459 Housing, Fisheries, Education, and Recreation Portfolios

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3723 Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios

Staff Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager manager@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance finance@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development ecdev@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2301 Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development patriciad@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty colleenh@gntreaty.org / (250) 949-8424 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant jessieh@gwanakplan.org / (250) 949-8343 Lorna Henderson, Housing lornah@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2303 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager nmclelland@cablerocket.com / (250) 974-8424 Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education grace.smith176@gmail.com / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works (250) 230-0087 Elisha Taylor-Child, Native Courtworker etaylor-child@nccabc.ca / (250) 902-2223 Crystal Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant crystalw@gntreaty.org Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant natashaw@gntreaty.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 / silenag@gntreaty.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School Front Desk: (250) 949-7743 / Fax: (250) 949-7422 Eke Me-Xi School (250) 949-8332


From The Band Manager BEDBUGS There has been a bedbug outbreak in

We are continuing to work on the Wa’kas Hall Policy

the community lately. We are trying to come up

to make sure that it is as effective as possible.

with a solution, and last week we had an exterminator in to a Council meeting to talk about using

KINDERGARTEN Please note that if your

heaters to kill the bedbugs, which is an option that

child is entering kindergarten at the Gwa’sala-

we might go with. In the meantime, you can do a

’Nakwaxda’xw School this fall, you must register

few things to help prevent or get rid of bedbugs:

him or her! It is possible that we will need two kin-

DO NOT use a different bed, or stay at someone

else’s house. You will spread the bedbugs even further. •

DO NOT throw out your bed, furniture etc. You

can most likely treat these items. Throwing them out is

dergarten classes to hold all of the new students, but we need you to register your children so we can be sure. Registration is open at the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw School until April 29.

a waste, and may spread the bedbugs further. DO wash all of your clothes and bedding in hot

SPRING CLEAN-UP The Public Works update

water, and dry on high heat for 1-2 hours. After wash-

has more information about the spring clean-up

ing and drying, seal clothes & bedding in airtight bags

happening this month. I hope you will all partici-

and do not open until your bedbugs are gone.

pate and help make our community a place to be

DO vacuum and steam clean to keep the number

of bedbugs down.

proud of. I would like to commend the workers for the Housing Dept. Youth Internship Initiative. Rolando, Lloyd and Dorothy, you have been working

WA’KAS HALL At the last Council meeting Chief Paddy requested that the Wa’kas Hall bookings

hard to clear brush and fix up our community, and it shows. Good work!

be posted in a public place to show who has the official booking. You can now find these

As always, please feel free to share

bookings on the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw on-

your thoughts and concerns with me

line calendar, at: http://www.gwanak.info/whats-new/ calendar . Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 3

or through our Facebook page. Gila’kasla!


ELDERS ’ U p d a t e Hello Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders!

I hope you all had a great weekend! A few announcements this week: we will be getting the funding from Trust as soon as 2 of the Trustees sign it that need to. I am hoping Robert gets their signatures with in the next couple of days so we can start up some fun activities :) There is an IMPORTANT LUNCH MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH @ 12 NOON! PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE THERE. We will be starting the nominations for escorts for the trip this year. We will also start planning other minor details for the trip at this meeting as well. I need equal involvement from all Elders in meetings such as these. Thank you to Mary Henderson & Mary V. Rufus for coming down on Thursday and helping with the catering that day for Trust. I do expect all Elders to help in it least 3 fundraisers from n ow until July :) If you are unable to help, then you can send a family member to help on you behalf. :) See you all this THURSDAY @ 12 :) Gilakasla Silena Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 4


Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program On Monday April 4, eight people were in attendance for the presentation which was done by Chuck Lox (the Regional District Emergency Coordinator). Seven areas were covered which have to do with the neighbourhood program. They cover what the neighbourhood response units would need people for:

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Team leader

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First aid

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Shelter and care giving

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Communications and transport

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Damage assessment

Public Works Update By Bob Swain

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Utilities and fire suppression

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Light urban search and rescue.

The purpose of the neighbourhood program are as guidelines for us to use when disaster strikes and we may be cut off from

the outside world or the other resources (example - ambulance, fire department) are busy elsewhere. If there is one of these areas that interests you please feel free to attend our emergency preparedness committee meetings. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Youth Centre. In the event of an emergency, our community will meet at Wakas Hall which is our designated reception centre. I am also the emergency coordinator for our community.

Water Results The chlorine reading for this week is 0.52.

Spring Cleanup Our spring cleanup is scheduled for April 14 & 15. Four bins have been ordered, one will be at the band office, one by the park and two at the old school site. On Monday April 11, I’ll start taking the appliances off the reserve, this will make the bins lighter when it is weighed at Seven Mile. One of the bins at the old school site will be used for metal only. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 5


Gwa’sal a -‘N ak wa xda’x w

Treaty Advisory Committee

Meeting Notice For members that recently signed up at the Community Meeting and those that have continued from the past year

Apr. 19 & 20, 7 p.m.

Elders’ Centre

April 19 Show Short GN Governance Videos GN Constitutional Development

April 20 Update on Treaty Land Work Update on Treaty Agreement-inPrinciple Negotiations Federal Elections

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ALL ABOUT DIABETES By Andrea Walkus-Andrews, (250) 902-2275

First Nations People have an increased chance of getting Type 2 diabetes especially if their family has had a history of Type 2 diabetes, they have excess weight in their stomach, eat lots of processed/refined food (fast food, quick meals), have had babies over 9 pounds, have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, was an unusually large or small baby, have excessive stress, physically inactive (exercise less than 3 times a week), sleep deprived, or smoke. People with diabetes have increased their chances of complications of diabetes such as heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage (neuropathy: numbness in hands & feet; carpal tunnel syndrome; autonomic neuropathy: irregular heartbeat, delayed digestion of food, erectile dysfunction; dental problems: gum disease, dental abscesses, oral thrush; autonomic neuropathy: feeling full quicker, alternating diarrhea with constipation, delays in the stomach emptying leading to nausea, vomiting, and bloating; and possible blindness due to retinopathy (high blood sugars disrupts the proper function of the eyes)—which may take months or years to develop but once retinopathy is present will progress very quickly.

If you can’t make time for exercise (and taking care of yourself in general) then you should make time for illness. Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Paperwork

Paperwork

Paperwork/Prep

Head Checks @ GN School

Paperwork

PM

7 pm Aquafit

1:30-3:00 pm 1st Choice Fitness Diabetes clients

(starts Apr 20 at 1 pm)

(2 pm diabetes prevention if no clients)

Cooking Class

pending confirmations: Ken & Odessa, James & Natasha Charlie, Blanche Walkus, Rick Coon, Kathy Walkus

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1:30-3:00 pm Cooking Class 1st Choice Fitness (Starts Apr. 15 at 1 pm) Diabetes clients Jamie King, Loretta Charlie, Peggy Wilson, Buddy & Vanessa Walkus


Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

April 22 (for May 2011)

Declarations received after this date will result in delayed cheque issue!

If you do not get this form in EVERY MONTH by the cut-off date, you might not get your cheque! Please remember to bring in your BC Hydro bills as well, or else your Hydro will not be paid for! Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 8


Job Posting: Guardian Watchmen The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program is pleased to announce the opening for two (2) fulltime Guardian Watchmen positions for this up coming season. With the success of last year’s pilot program we are extending this years season to aprox. 6 months. Please read the job description and if you have the requirements and desire to do very meaningful work in the best working environment (the traditional territories) than apply to join our team!

Mandatory Requirements: • SVOP • MEDA3 • MROC

Required skills and abilities: • Proven reliability • Ability to work in a team environment • Work in remote areas for extended periods of time • Be able to be away from home for extended periods (overnight) • Must be able to fill out necessary forms • Operate a computer for data input • No alcohol or drug issues • Teach and mentor young workers • Build relationships with varied stakeholders and government representatives • Work in cramped and at times inhospitable conditions • Have some traditional knowledge of the Homelands

Duties: • Maintain a presence throughout the Homeland Territories • Monitor and report Resource Violations • Monitor Health of Priority Ecological and Cultural Values • Build relationships with Provincial and Federal Enforcement Agencies • Train and support future Guardian Watchmen • Assist and Support Food Fishery • Conduct Community outreach and Education • Support the implementation and development of Land and Marine use Plans • Other Related Duties For a full job description please pick one up at the front desk of the Band office. Application deadline is no later than 4 pm April 26th. Interviews will be the same week April 27-29. To apply, please submit resumé and cover letter in an envelope marked Conrad at the Band Office, or e-mail resumé and cover letter to ecdev@gwanak.info.

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L o c a l SUMMER STUDENT JOBS! Job Title : Museum Assistant Company Name : Port Hardy Museum Date Posted : 4/6/11 Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Summer positionmust be returning student 16-30. Welcome visitors, act as docent, operate gift shop, organize photos. Related experience preferred. Apply with CL, resume & ref. Wage depends on funding. Apply by 5pm Apr 30. Start June 1. Contact : Apply to Jane Hutton: PH Museum 7110 Market Street, Box 2126 Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0; email phmachin@telus.net Job Title :Visitor Cntr Counsellors For: PH Chamber of Commerce Date Posted : 4/6/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11.00/HR Details : Two positions for Visitor Centre Counsellor. 30 -35 hours per week. Starts May 15th until August 31st. Must apply in person. No phone calls please. Positions are ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS returning to school in the fall of 2011. Contact : Bring resume to Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, 7250 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC Job Title : Truck Driver Company Name : Young Bucks Truckin Date Posted : 4/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : .34 cents a mile Details : Young Bucks Truckin is looking for a professional class 1 truck driver to drive from B.C to Alberta. Must have a clean driver’s abstract with mountain experience. Contact : Young-Bucks-Truckin@hotmail.com or call 250-504-2217

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Job Title : Custodian Company Name : School District #85 Date Posted : 4/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $20.52/hr Details : On call custodians for NI schools. Must be physically fit, have stamina to perform routine cleaning tasks. Recent institutional experience preferred. Subject to criminal record check. Applications at www.sd85.bc.ca or any NI school. Contact : John Martin, SD 85, Box 90,Pt. Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Fax: 250-949-8792 email jmartin@sd85.bc.ca Job Title : School Bus Drivers Company Name : School District #85 Date Posted : 4/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $22.56/hr Details : On call School Bus drivers needed for NI school district. Require Class 2 license with Air Brake Endorsement, and clean Driver’s abstract. Subject to criminal record check. Application forms available at www.sd85.bc.ca Application forms also available any local NI school. Contact : Forward to John Martin SD 85, Box 90,Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Fax: 250-9498792 email jmartin@sd85.bc.ca Job Title : Ticketed Welder Company Name : WFP Holberg Date Posted : 4/6/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Holberg Salary : $33.35/HR Details : This is a temporary position 4-5 weeks. Maintain logging equipment. Operate manual CR Semi-auto flame cutting & welding equipment to repair or fabricate parts. Must have SAE steel toe safety boots. Apply asap. Start April 14. Contact : Apply to Ernie Springer: Phone: 250-288-3441 Ext.1; Fax: 250-288-3733; email espringer@westernforest.com Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 10


P o s t i ng s Job Title : Taxi Driver Company Name : Town Taxi Date Posted : 4/6/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $9/HR Details : Operate taxi; safely transport people in a courteous manner and keep vehicle clean. Must have Class 4 DL, clean driver’s abstract, enjoy working with public, be reliable, able to work as member of busy team. Apply by Apr 29. Start asap. Will train the right applicant. Contact : Apply to Christine: Fax resumes: 250-949-9656. No phone calls please. Job Title : Prawn Unloader Company Name : WB Landscaping Date Posted : 4/5/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port McNeil/Hardy Salary : $10/HR to start DOE Details : Unload prawns from hatch. Physical labour, including running loaded dolly up dock ramp to truck. Must be prepared to work in freezer hatch (warm clothing essential). On call position for prawn season, May and June. Contact : To apply phone Wayne Beckett: 250-956-2524

Job Title : Office Clerk Company Name : Mitchell & Spencer Acc. Date Posted : 3/31/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10/HR Details : Part-time clerical position available for small accounting office. 12-16 hours per week. Answering phones, greeting customers, filing, mail. Must have experience with MS Word, Excel, and Internet. Simply Accounting an asset, but not required. Strong written business communication skills and attention to detail. Must be confidential, mature, and friendly yet professional. Contact : E-mail cover letter and resume to Mitchell & Spencer Accountants, attention Elaine at elainems@telus.net

Job Title : Front Office Company Name : Great Bear Nature Tours Date Posted : 3/29/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Industry : Tourism/ Hospitality Location : Port Hardy Salary : $13.75/hr Details : Full-time April to Oct, then part-time work over winter. Weekend work required. Customer service and sales, scheduling floatplanes, general office duties and shopping for groceries and other lodge supplies. Start wage $13.75/hr + bonus. Seeking a highly motivated candidate to work in Job Title : Mngr. Operations/Maint. our office in Port Hardy, providing customer and Company Name : School District 85 logistical support for Great Bear Lodge. Work for Date Posted : 4/1/11 a company you can feel passionate about. RequireFull/Part-Time : Full-Time ments include basic computer proficiency. Location : Port Hardy Apply to Marg Leehane: marg_ Details : Manager of Operations & Contact : Maintenance is responsible for building & grounds leehane@greatbeartours.com or phone 250-949maintenance, student transportation, janitorial 9496. services, health & safety programs & capital projects. For complete job description contact NIEFS at 250-949-5736. Applicants must have: 5 yrs experience as manager in construction &/or building ALL POSTINGS FROM: maintenance, preferably in education sector, proven record of leadership/strength of character, record www.niefs.net of ethical/effective decision making, a degree in a related discipline. North Island Employment Contact : Mr. John Martin, Secretary Foundation Society Treasurer, School Dist. 85. Box 90, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Fax: 250-949-8792

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DECORATING EASTER EGGS BLOWING OUT EGGSHELLS FOR DECORATING To create a blown-out decorative Easter egg, first you must blow the egg out of its shell. Be sure to do this over a bowl. You can then use the egg for breakfast or baking. To blow out an egg, poke two holes in it, one at either end, lengthwise. The hole for the egg contents to exit should be about a quarter of an inch in diameter. First, poke a hole with a thick sharp sewing needle, pushing through the shell gently, and with very light force. Then, use a larger item to enlarge the hole. Once the first hole is completed, follow the same process to create the second hole in the other end of the egg, holding the egg up slightly above eye level, so you can see what you’re doing without spilling the egg all over the counter. It helps to make sure you puncture the yoke before trying to blow it out. Finally, hold the egg over the bowl, and blow into the top hole. Be sure your grasp on the egg is not too tight or it will crack. Blow hard enough so that the egg comes out of its shell, but not so hard that the entire shell breaks, in which case you will have to start all over again. Cover and refrigerate the bowl of egg whites and yolks immediately. Use within three days. Once you’ve emptied the shells, you need to remove egg residue from the inside of the shell to prevent mold and bacteria from forming. Fill the sink or a large bowl with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Submerge each shell to fill it with soapy water and shake. Let sit for five minutes, then drain the water. Empty each eggshell and rinse well. Set aside to air dry.

You can alsu use hard-boiled eggs, but make sure you refrigerate them!

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Botanical Eggs 1. With a tiny paintbrush, apply egg white to the back of a leaf or sprig; use tweezers to center it on the egg, and press down gently with your fingers. 2. Cut a nylon stocking into 5-inch tubes. Stretch open one side of a tube, carefully wrapping it over the leaf to hold it in place, then pull remainder around the egg (to the side opposite the leaf). Tie with string. 3. For dye, mix 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1 teaspoon liquid food coloring, depending on the desired color. Holding the string, dunk the egg into the dye; press down with a spoon to immerse it completely. Let the egg sit for 5 minutes, periodically turning and spooning dye over it. 4. Remove egg from dye, and blot dry with paper towels. Snip the string, and untie nylon to check the color. If the egg isn’t dark enough, re-tie nylon, and return to dye. When desired color is reached, remove nylon and carefully peel away the leaf. Blot with paper towels, blow out excess water with egg blower, and place egg leaf side up on paper towels to dry completely.

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Other Decorating Ideas 1. Punched-out tissue paper shapes glued onto eggs 2. Butterfly cut-outs with the centre glued onto eggs, so it is 3D 3. Chalkboard-painted eggs 4. Paper shape cut-outs glued onto eggs 5. Draw on the egg with wax crayons or even a candle before dying to leave some areas un-dyed. 6. Add some vegetable oil to your dye before dying to give your eggs a marbleized effect. Images from www.marthastewart.com and www.apartmenttherapy.com

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Other Easter Ideas 1. Make a garland from dyed eggs, string and decorative ribbon. 2. Make an easter egg tree with pussy willow branches and decorated eggs. 3. Have an easter party, with an egg hunt and games. In the game pictured here, players must pass each other eggs with their chins, without dropping them to win.

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Regular EVENTS Monday 8am Hot breakfast @ W. Hall

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

11am 10am Life Skills Council Mtng. @ Youth Cntr. 3pm Age 7-12 2pm Diabetes Movie Night Prevention @ Youth Cntr. Exercise Class 5pm Age 13+ @ F.C. Fitness Movie Night @ Youth Cntr. Bingo 7pm Aquafit @ PH Pool

11am Free Elders’ Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness

Friday

11am Free Swim @ PH Pool

1pm Youth 2pm Diabetes Support Group Prevention @ Youth Cntr. Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness Bingo 6pm Life Skills @ Youth Cntr.

Bingo

Special EVENTS YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Every week there is either free bowling on Thursday @ 3:30pm (NI Lanes) OR free swimming on Tuesday at 3:15pm (PH Pool). In April, there is bowling on the 14th and 28th, and swimming on the 19th. Contact Laura Burns (laurahb@live.com) for more details. EMERGENCY PREPARATION: There is usually an Emergency Planning meeting or event on the first Tuesday of every month. The next one is tomorrow, April 12th. ELDERS LUNCHES: The next Elders’ Lunch is on APRIL 14th @ NOON! OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES: April 13, GN School Yayuma, 1-3pm | April 14 & 15, Tsulquate Spring Clean-up | April 19 & 20, Treaty Advisory Committee Meetings | April 22, 24 & 25, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday | April 22-24, Carnival | April 26, last day to get your application in for the Guardian Watchmen jobs | April 29, last day to register your child for kindergarten at the GN School Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/11/11 Page 16


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