Simpcw First Nation held its open house at Chu Chua Community Hall

Simpcw First Nation held an open house on Sept. 30 at the Chu Chua Community Hall

Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys chats with Simpcw Fisherieis and Wildlife Coordinator Tina Donald at the Simpcw First Nation Open House on Sep. 30.

Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys chats with Simpcw Fisherieis and Wildlife Coordinator Tina Donald at the Simpcw First Nation Open House on Sep. 30.

Simpcw First Nation held an open house on Sept. 30 at the Chu Chua Community Hall.  There were displays from each of the different departments, and many of the Band Council members and staff were present to answer questions.

There were maps, showing the boundaries of their area, and information pamphlets at each station, about each component covered in the open house.

One of the interesting displays was about the Simpcw Cenotaph Project.  This project is for the creation of a war monument specifically for the Simpcw First Nation.  They are hoping to have the marble monument ready by Nov. 11 of this year, with the landscaping of the area around the monument to be completed later.

There were also displays on:

Little Moccasins Head Start Program – a holistic community based program designed to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children on reserve.

Neqweyqwelsten School – this school was established by parents in the Simpcw community in 1983, and delivers program that ensure all students have their learning needs addressed, while setting high expectations for learning for all students.

The Dunn Creek Hatchery – this hatchery is part of the Fisheries Program.  The main focus is the conservation and management of any fish stock within the Simpcw Territory.

Home Support/Personal Care Worker – this program promotes and maintains the health, safety, independence, comfort and well being of individuals and families.  It improves the quality of care to promote maximum independence.

The Simpcw Resources Group is the business side of Simpcw First Nation.  It’s purpose is to generate income and employment from the use of Simpcw Natural Resources using sustainable and environmentally responsible methods that respect the culture of the Simpcw First Nation.

These are just some of the displays at the open house.