*Postponed* Community Wellness Paddle Fundraiser

**Our Community Paddle – Fundraiser has been rescheduled to next  Thursday September 5th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm. due to rain**

Come join us for an evening paddle and celebration of community unity and resilience. Our evening paddle and community gathering is a fundraiser for community members, Sechelt residential school survivors, who are aspiring to attend the Truth Reconciliation Conference in Vancouver on September 17th -22nd, 2013. All proceeds will go to the travel costs of the participants attending Truth and Reconcilation.

Date: SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Activity: Sea-going Canoe and Kayaking Guided Tours, Drumming and Singing, BBQ
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt BC
Guides: Candace Campo, Andy Johnson, Nicole Joes et al.
Cost: $30.00 per person
Sponsors: Talaysay Kayak Tours Inc (Candace Campo). and Rising Sun Kayak Adventure Inc. (Kit Perrick)

To book email info@talaysay.com or call 1-800-605-4643 or call Candace at 604-341-7555.
Message from Taleetha Elliot, Day Scholor Coordinator, Sechelt Nation

Truth & Reconciliation Commission Canada

Firstly, if you are not already aware the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada (TRC) will be hosting a National event at the Pacific National Exhibition grounds September 16 – 22, 2013, Vancouver, BC. This is an opportunity for Survivors of Federally operated Indian Residential Schools to come together and share their stories and experiences. TRC has designed this forum to promote sharing, healing, acknowledgment and to renew relationships amongst all Canadians and First Nations people.

The week will consist of Testimonials, Traditional Ceremonies, Survivor gathering & networking, Canoe gathering, Educational films will be shown about the history of these schools to gain a shared understanding of Indian Residential Schools and their legacy.

Sechelt was home to one of the longest operating Indian Residential Schools in Canada, this school was right here in the shíshálh Nation community, therefore, we have many Survivors that would benefit from attending “Reconciliation week” to continue their healing journey, in sharing their testimonies these will be key in assisting non-First Nations people understand and appreciate our shared history, culture and the legacy of Indian Residential schools.

We sincerely appreciate your time and interest in what we believe is an excellent opportunity to begin to repair relationships and envision a brighter future together for all Canadians.
Please contact me on my cell if you wish… thank you so very much.

Taleetha Elliott,
Day Scholar Coordinator
shíshálh Nation
Telephone (604) 885-9404 ext: 267
Email: telliott@secheltnation.net

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