North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Society holds AGM

Excitement about moving forward with strategic 5 year plan for the Cultural/ Heritage Village

The 2015 elected board of directors for the North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society are:  Chair - Sam Saul

The 2015 elected board of directors for the North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society are: Chair - Sam Saul

By Cindy Wilgosh, Executive Director North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society

The North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society held it’s annual general meeting on Sunday, May 31.

The AGM was well attended. Information books and memberships were available at the start of the meeting.

Elder Sam Saul opened the meeting with a welcome, introductions were made and the meeting was called to order.

It was truly an inspiring meeting with every one sharing in the excitement of the Centre moving forward with the strategic 5 year plan for the Cultural/ Heritage Village.

A full agenda with reports, a power-point presentation of the things the Centre has accomplished over the past year, along with great food, made for a wonderful evening.

We look forward to working hard in the community to bring Cultural components to many community events over the summer.

Be sure to save the date for National Aboriginal Day celebrations at the Dutch Lake Community Center, in Clearwater, on Sunday June 21.

The Cultural Centre has partnered with the Wells Gray Gallery, and we now a wonderful display of local authentic Aboriginal arts for sale at the Gallery located at the Information Centre in Clearwater. We also have a teepee set up at the Info Center and will be hosting cultural events and workshops throughout the summer months. Stop in at our “Tipi Treats” for a glass of ice cold lemon-aid, bannock, and others treats. Watch for our “Cultural Connections” newsletter around town for information, events.

If you would like more information or to volunteer, or find out more about the Cultural Centre, please contact me,  Cindy Wilgosh, at   250-674-3703, or email: ntaboriginal.ccs@gmail.com

We welcome our new board of directors: Chair – Sam Saul, vice -chair – David Sager, treasurer – Jean Bonner, secretary – Joanne Stokes, one year directors – Marilyn Thompson and Al Fosseneuve.

Thank you to the past board of directors for all your hard work, and thank you to the community for all your support.