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Leq’á:mel Leq’ :mel First Nation November 2011 While we encourage members to be a part of the newsleer and submit ideas and stories, we reserve the right to edit any submissions for grammar and sensivity.

Leq’a:mel Parents Club

Inside this issue:

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month Time: 6:30 pm Location: LFN Boardroom All Aboriginals are welcome to attend! (Metis, Inuit, Parents with Native Children)

Community Events

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Elders Christmas Luncheon

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Youth & Recreaon

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Youth & Recreaon

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November Calendar

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This is a fairly new club, and we are looking for the support of the Deroche Parents. Your support is much needed and welcome.

Debbie Kelly Parents Club Coordinator

Effecve March 2011, all newsleers will be sent to members via email. Please add your name to the email list to ensure that you will receive the newsleer in the future. Hard copies will be available by request at the LFN band office. Hardcopies may be mailed to band members by request only. To be added please contact: recepon@lakahahmen.com


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Leq’á:mel First Nation Community Events & Notices Health Fair—Mental Health & Addictions Date: November 18, 2011 Time: 10 am—2 pm Location: LFN Gymnasium Leq’a:mel Elders Luncheon Date: Time: Location:

November 30, 2011 11:30 am LFN Gymnasium

Elders Baking Orders (In place of monthly bake sales) Contact: 604-217-1537 or bleggat@shaw.ca Please request order from the receptionist, or contact Barb Leggat.

Upcoming December Events Leq’a:mel Community Christmas Dinner Date: December 7, 2011 Time: 6 pm Location: LFN Gymnasium

Jerry Kelly’s “Queson of the Month” Is it true that a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse? - Jerry Kelly Leq’á:mel First Nation · 43101 Leq’á:mel Way, Deroche, BC · T: 604-826-7976 · F: 604-826-0362 · info@lakahahmen.com


LEQ’A:MEL ELDERS’ CHIRSTMAS LUNCHEON Wednesday November 30, 2011 Doors open at 11:30 Leq’á:mel Gymnasium 43101 Leq’á:mel Way, Deroche (entrance via 43201 Lougheed Hwy) As our dear respected Elders ‘You are invited to the annual Leq’á:mel Elder’s Luncheon. Please join us for a time to enjoy each other’s company and share a meal and take part in fundraising for the Leq’á:mel Elder’s group. Please contact Barb Leggat if you have any questions: 604 826826-7976

CONTEST Christmas Centerpiece -Bring to the office your best efforts in decorating by the morning of luncheon (with your name and phone number), a centerpiece for judging at our Elder’s luncheon. 1st Place--$30 2nd Place--$20 3rd Place--$10 Once the judging is complete, your centerpiece will be auctioned off to help support the Leq’á:mel Elder’s group. In addition many other items will be auctioned off as well.


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Youth & Recreaon Jason Thompson—Youth Coordinator

Parent Involvement Many of you may already know there has been a lack of parcipaon at Youth acvies such as Youth Night, Youth Meengs, Youth Oungs, Drumming, Hockey Night, and Fundraisers. Unfortunately, this severely limits the kinds of things we get to do when there are only a couple of supervisors to look a$er upwards to 20-25 Youth. This becomes difficult for less than half a dozen of us that do help supervise your children. The more Parents we have willing to parcipate in these things, the more we may be able to do with the children throughout the weeks and months. I would like to thank Victoria L’Hirondelle, Phil Sherwood, Jaime Kelly, and Tony Kelly for helping out in October. It is always appreciated to see some people willing to give up a bit of their personal me to see that our Youth get to enjoy the acvies we try to put out for them.

Youth Night (Open to LFN and Non-LFN Parents/Youth) TUESDAYS 4pm-5:30pm LFN Youth Night connues to be well a4ended. However, it generally is the same Youth all the me. Please remember to invite your friends or family, the more we have a4ending regularly, the best chances of keeping the program. To encourage more parcipants, every me Youth a4end or help set up/take down for Youth Night, they will get a cket for a monthly draw of gi$ cards for a4ending regularly. Also, I would like to encourage Parents, parcularly of Youth 10 years and under, to start a4ending


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Youth & Recreaon Jason Thompson—Youth Coordinator Youth Night somemes to help out with supervising, it does become a bit of a challenge when there are only 1 or 2 adults to supervise 20 or more Youth in various parts of the building. Cultural Nights WEDNESDAYS 5PM-7PM Currently, the ACFCC also provides opportunity to our community members, offering cultural cra$s, games and family fun. Please come out and enjoy the experience of Storytelling, Drumming, Cra$ Making, and Fun Games. There will be food and door prizes! Monthly Oung (Please remember, LFN Youth Oungs are for LFN Youth only!) *NEW* In order for LFN Youth Oungs to successfully take place, there is now a minimum requirement of 10 Youth to be on the sign-up sheet for us to connue on to the Oung. This is a result of low a4endance and permission forms not being returned right away, or on me. Parents and Youth – when you are given a permission form, please get it signed and returned to me as soon as possible, otherwise Oungs might not take place. LFN Youth Meengs There has been a change in the schedule for the LFN Youth Meengs. We will now be meeng every last Tuesday of the month starng in October. Therefore, the next LFN Youth Meeng will be November 29th. LFN Youth Meengs are open to LFN Youth and Parents only. These meengs provide opportunity for the LFN Youth to decide on the upcoming events, acvies and oungs. This also provides a chance for the Parents to be involved in giving ideas and suggesons when the LFN Youth can consider and decide.

Thank you for taking the %me to read my ar%cle. If any LFN Youth or Parents have sugges%ons, ideas, or concerns, feel free to come into the LFN Office and meet with me to discuss them. Sincerely, Jason Thompson Youth Coordinator Leq’a:mel First Na%on


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NOVEMBER 2011 SUN

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Gym Booking Boardroom Booking Office Closed General

1 Youth Night 4-6 pm

2 Employment Services 9-3 Cultural Night 5-7 pm Sto:lo Community Futures @ LFN

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5 Deroche Totems NA 7-8 pm

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7 Gym Booked During Office Hours

8 Gym Booked During Office Hours

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11 Remembrance Day Office Closed

12 Deroche Totems NA 7-8 pm

Craft Night 5:30-7:30 pm

Youth Night 4-5 pm

9 Employment Services 9-3 Cultural Night 5-7 pm 1-3 pm

14 Craft Night 5:30-7:30 pm

15 Youth Night 4-5 pm Sto:lo Health, Immunizations 9 am (tentative) 1-877-411-3200

16 Employment Services 9-3 Cultural Night 5-7 pm Sto:lo Community Futures @ LFN

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18 Health Fair Mental Health and Addictions 10 am—2 pm

19 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

20 21 Fraser Valley Craft Night Bald Eagle Fes- 5:30-7:30 pm tival

22 Youth Night 4-5 pm

23 Employment Services 9-3 Cultural Night 5-7 pm

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26 Deroche Totems NA 7-8 pm

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29 Youth Night 4-5 pm

30 Elders Christmas Luncheon 11:30 am

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28 Craft Night 5:30-7:30 pm

Parents Club Meeting 6:30 pm

Employment Services 9-3 Cultural Night 5-7 pm Sto:lo Community Futures @ LFN 1-3 pm


Le'qa:mel First Nation Newsletter - November 2011