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When: February 5, 2012 Doors Open at 12:00p.m Bingo starts at 1:00p.m Donations accepted at The Health Station

Cash Prize of $200.00

Upcoming Events

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Employment Opportunities

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Wanted: Medal Barriers for Rick Hansen Relay

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Training Opportunities

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Staff Updates

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Where: Deep Creek Hall

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A Note From The Health Station:

The Dental Therapist will be out at the Soda Creek Health Station on January 23rd and 24th. Anyone wanting to book an appointment can call Janae at 250-989-2355. He will be out from 10:00am to 3:00pm


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P AGE 14 Brandi Phillips

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Housing Coordinator(pt.1)


P AGE 15 Brandi Phillips

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Housing Coordinator(pt.2)


P AGE 16 Alicia Gilbert

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Head Start Coordinator


P AGE 17 Robert Sellars

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Maintenance


P AGE 18 Molly Yochmans

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Support Counsellor(pt.1)


P AGE 19 Molly Yochmans

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Support Counsellor(pt.2)


P AGE 20 Roxanne Stobie

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Office Manager


P AGE 21 Sandra Sellars

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Family Connections Coordinator

Hello everyone, hope things are going well with you and your families. I wanted to thank all the volunteers who helped us with the Christmas hampers in December. It seemed like it took us no time at all to get them done. A big thank you to Matt Shearer and his daughter, Shirley, Reg, Glenn, Bruce, Darren, Donna, Kelly, Molly, Dawn, Robert, Miriam, Jessie, Alicia, Ben and Janae for all their hard work. We received an Early Childhood Education grant focusing on language and culture. We have completed the drum making and Alicia is now working on regalia making with the Head start families. Mary Harry, Cecelia and Minnie will be working with the parents on January 20 and 21, 2012 at the Head start area to begin sewing. We also received a small grant for the older youth and Jacinda has offered to help us with regalia making. Please contact the Health Station if you are interested in making regalia. The age range for this grant was pretty open from age 623. We can work out some times in the evenings or weekends and will be in the Health Station in the boardroom. We did not have very many families call in to have their names put on the list for the Good Food Box program. If you have children 18 and under living in your home and would like to receive the good food box, please contact the Health Station by Friday February 3, 2012 to have your name put on the list so we can purchase the hampers for the year. Some dates to look for are: February 3, 2012

Deadline for Families for Good Food Box list

February 15, 2012

Bullying Workshop @ Health Station 6:00 pm

February 28, 2012

Elder Abuse Workshop @ Health Station 12:00 pm

Happy Belated Birthday to Darren, I hope you were being good! Congratulations to Lauren and Oren, my newest grandson was born on January 6, 2012, his name is Colt Mostad. And a Happy Belated Birthday to Lauren for January 18. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by for coffee or give me a call at the Health Station. Sandra Sellars


P AGE 22 Anthony Mack

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Employment Coordinator (pt.1)

Since the office has re-opened for the 2012 year it has been busy. The more you get involved in working groups, meetings and take on additional goals the workload increases and so does the pressure to meet deadlines. It is good to be busy though because you are always engaged and moving forward; it is beneficial because working for the people is what guides my work and every day that I spend in the office I keep that thought at the top of my head at all times.

I am not sure if some of you watched the three part series on Jim Pattison on Global BC news recently; he has become a new role model for me. For many years, I thought of him as a hard old man, wealthy as ever and successful through the roof being one of, if not the richest man in British Columbia. I never really looked at him close enough until that series on the news, I was encouraged to watch each part three days in a row and he has changed the way I work in so many ways. The reporter asked him, “Do you ever take a vacation?” He said, “Every day! Because I love what I do, it never seems like work.” Just those simple words have changed my life and I really wanted to share that with you.

Anytime that I become tired or my energy gets low I think of Jimmy Pattison, he is quite an old man but boy is he ever still going at it full-tilt, always in workaholic mode, packing his own bags, loading his own bags and off to catch a flight at 5am in the morning to check up on his over 400+ companies across the world. He is purchasing a company almost every three weeks. When you wonder what success is and how do you achieve it, I look at people like him and observe how he leads by example. They say that 60% of science is observation, where all the answers are around you and you just have to find them. He is a stunning example of how it’s done.

Four proposals have consumed a majority of my time since the New Year has begun. CCATEC conducts an operational plan for the new and upcoming fiscal year 2012/2013 and they have requested our top three training requests requiring three complete proposals which are: Essential Skills Training, Computer Skills Training and Mining and Oil & Gas Training. In addition, I have including an additional proposal that I have developed with our Natural Resource Department for a Referral Coordinator Trainee position. The deadline of January 13, 2012 has been met and proposals have been successfully submitted.


P AGE 23 Anthony Mack

J ANUARY 2012 I SSUE Employment Coordinator (pt.2)

On January 6, 2012 Thompson Rivers University (TRU) provided me with a tour of their Williams Lake Campus and I was highly impressed with their facilities. Campus Coordinator Grace Simpson provided me with an extensive tour of all classrooms, all sections of the original building and also the new sections that were additions. TRU is willing to provide us with group tours if our community members are interested in viewing the facilities in person; she recommended group tours so individuals can see for themselves what the university has to offer and to experience the positive environment of higher learning.

TRU will be hosting Career Exploration/Planning Workshops on January 19, February 15, March 20 and April 10, 2012 at no charge, contact Kathy Lauriente at 250.392.8041 or by email at klauriente@tru.ca. If you are interested in taking a university preparation course at TRU the cost is approximately $60.00 and the person in charge of those courses is Academic Advisor Lisa Kraus. She can be contacted at 250.392.8019 or by email at lkraus@tru.ca. If you are interested in taking upgrading at TRU, you will be required to take an accuplacer assessment test for the cost of a $35.00 fee, where they test you and place you in courses that meet your educational level; this is offered at the Library Learning Centre at TRU or contact 250.392.8030.

If you have any questions, concerns and/or comments about this report, feel free to contact me during regular office hours or email me at employmentcoordinator@xatsull.com. If you would like further information on topics discussed or would like assistance enrolling into any training or pursuing an employment opportunity, I would be more than happy to assist you.

Sincerely, Anthony Mack


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Happy Valentines Day


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