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Check out the Meetings and Events that are happening in or around your community.  

Volunteers are critical to these communities, and to their events.  If you are interested in volunteering for one of the events you see posted, please make direct contact to the community from the information provided on their posts.

Feel free to check back from time to time as this page is updated frequently.


EVENTS


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Métis Early Years Family Gathering Camp Spring 2019

Spring Gathering Camp 2019, Camp Owaissi, West Kelowna, BC

Deadline for Registration Extended.

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Summer Gathering Camp Poster - Camp Charis in Chilliwack

Métis Early Years Family Gathering Camp Summer 2019

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GOLDEN EARS MÉTIS SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO OUR PICNIC IN THE PARK

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH | 12PM-3PM
ALLCO PARK - ALOUETTE ROAD, MAPLE RIDGE, BC

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North Fraser Métis Association AGM 2019

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Spring Gathering Camp 2019

Deadline for Registration Extended.

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Fraser Valley Métis Association Free Yoga Classes

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Fort St. John Métis Society Jigging & Fiddling Gathering

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North Isl. Métis Association Events

NIMA Event Updates: Pole Harvesting this weekend & next!

Foods:

Local Medicinals & Edibles Walks: Discover where and how to identify local plants and fauna that could be incorporated into your wellness routine. Learn how to harvest and when the best times are. Children, Youth, Adults & Elders and friends welcome! These walks will be hosted twice a month June through August. RSVP Project Coordinator.

Culture:

TEEPEE Poles Harvesting: Saturday May 25th

Groups will be led by Metis elders and knowledge keepers; poles will be harvested locally with lunch included. Everyone welcome ~ we are encouraging individual and family participation. Express specific interests/needs to project coordinator asap to participate.

25th-> we will meet in Campbellton 9.30 am; parking at empty lot next to the north bound bridge; wear proper footwear ie work boots and be dressed to be in the bush (long pants, long sleeves etc). Lunch and refreshments will be provided! Suggesting you bring water bottle, bug & sun spray//we will likely be peeling poles once they are harvested and a location & time will be announced

Aboriginal Day Celebrations: Friday June 21st @ Spirit Square NIMA will be hosting a info/sales booth and fundraising bbq. TBC 5 KM Tyee Spit Run + Pancake Breakfast / Opening at Big House. FNHA/NIMA Cooking Demos + Cookbook booth on site by BBQ.

Beading Circle: Thursdays 6 – 8 pm Robron Fishbowl Room Join the fun and learn different techniques for freehand and loom beading. Lots of supplies on site for those starting out! From easy to difficult – you pick your pattern and the circle will help you along with your project! FREE to anyone of any age! Pop in and say hi!

Community Quilt Project: Squares due back ASAP | Mail: NIMA office: A123A 740 Robron Road CR V9W 6J7

NOTE | Please include your signature or family name on a white piece of paper (tracable) with your squares details to be included in group info square on reverse side of quilt. Marsii to Melody Lang and Miki Ridgway for leading this project!

If you need more time or guidance, please contact mlang66@hotmail.com or project coordinator.

Drumming Retreat & Circle: NIMA will be hosting a Drumming Retreat in June – 15/16 TBC at Quinsam Campground in Elk Falls Provincial Park (Campbell River)! More details to come!! Come and learn songs, join us for food & cultural connections!

Health:

Run/Walk Club: Mondays 11 am & Wednesdays 6.30 pm @Willow Point Tim Hortons – Program extended! Bring a friend ~ Information & Questions: Coach Melanie Archibauld mellovespike@hotmail.com

OUTSIDE EVENTS | The Hills are Alive Music & Dance Cultural Festival in Elkwater, Alberta in June 6 -9, 2019!

June 5 : Early Registration and Fundraiser BBQ | June 6 - 9: Workshops and Cultural Activities | June 6 -8 : Evening Concert starting at 7:00 pm
($10 at door if not attending The Hills are Alive) | Please call Marina at 403-526-0756 to register.
 Costs per person: Early Bird Registration: 4 day pass: $135 | Family Rate (3+): 4 day pass: $110 | After May 1, 2019: $175 | Daily rate: $45
**The rate includes all meals** Accommodations: Eagles Nest Ranch Shared rustic cabins: $25 per person, per night

2nd ANNUAL VI METIS RENDEZVOUS | July 5-6-7 | Cowichan Exhibition Grounds – Camping: Tent $20 / RV $30

CALLING VOLUNTEERS & VENDORS!! Please email your interest to: vi.metis.rendezvous@gmail.com

Events TBC: Friday night Kitchen Party | Saturday Live Stage, Vendors, Cultural Workshops, Youth Activities & Food | Saturday night Live Entertainment | Sunday Morning Pancake Breakfast | Camping Recommended! Join the celebration!

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY | Outward Bound Canada supports Indigenous youth to access leadership and resilience camps in the natural environment. Check out their Indigenous youth and adults page to see all of the programs that Metis youth and young adults can access at no cost.  Participants will need to cover their travel costs to get to the camp but, with camps all over Canada, including Vancouver Island, there should be something for every budget.  Outward Bound Canada can also sponsor Metis youth to participate in non-Indigenous camps as well so make sure to peruse those programs as well.  OBC takes care of all the gear needed for the camp so you don’t have to bring anything!  An amazing opportunity if you have some time this summer! FMI www.outwardbound.ca | REGISTRATION OPEN!!!

MEMBERSHIP REMINDER: Please note that it is extremely important that your membership with North Island Metis Association is current. To attend these programs your membership should be up to date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office: nimetis88@gmail.com / 250.287.7417

If you have any suggestions / ideas on programs that you would like NIMA to host, please let us know!

Contact / For More Info: Kealy Donaldson, Project Coordinator nimetisprojectco@gmail.com / 250-203-1880

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Marci ~ Gilakasla

Kealy Donaldson
Project Coordinator
North Island Metis Association
nimetisprojectco@gmail.com / 250.203.1880

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NIMA Office:
nimetis88@gmail.com / 250.287.7417
#123A - 740 Robron Street
Campbell River, BC, V9W 6J7
www.nimetis.com 
Check out NIMA's 2019 Events schedule to see what's happening in your community.