North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre becomes a registered Society

letter to the editor from Cindy Wilgosh, NT Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society

To the editor;

The “North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society”, located in Clearwater, officially became a Society on March 19, 2013.

As you may know, the Centre has been in operation for three years under the umbrella of Yellowhead Community Services, and the Aboriginal Engagement Success By 6.

We will continue to work closely with these and other agencies and organizations such as the Michif Historical and Cultural Preservation Society, and the Secwepemc  museum.

There is no other such centre between Valemount and Kamloops.

Aboriginal awareness and tourism opportunities are lacking in the North Thompson Valley, and have been identified in many tourism plans.

Our Centre will benefit all people in the community and be a great asset for our tourism industry, sustaining economic development activity in the area by providing workshops and educational activities for locals and tourists alike to share in the Aboriginal Culture.

Our vision is to create a local Cultural Interpretive Centre in Clearwater for the North Thompson Valley, which will benefit both the community and tourists by building bridges and bringing awareness between the First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Pioneers and others by teaching and giving hands on experience to all of those wishing to engage.

We value your personal interest and support and invite you to our new location at #211 – 117 Clearwater Station Road.

I encourage you to drop into the Centre to meet with the volunteers and Board members and talk to us about our vision for the future of the North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Clearwater.

Thank you.

Yours in Community Spirit

Cindy Wilgosh

North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre Society, Chairperson