Elder’s Update – News and Upcoming Events


Our Elders group needs assistance from the community to make our first annual North Island Elders Wellness Gathering 2019 a HUGE SUCCESS. We are expecting to host up to 350                 Elders here for 3 days, we will need people for the kitchen, serving, set up and clean up, BINGO helpers and support people.

Volunteers will receive a very special Limited Edition VOLUNTEER t-shirt designed by Curtis Wilson

If you would like to volunteer, please come in to the band office to sign up and get your t-shirt before Tuesday, May 7

We are in need of donations for door prizes for our next HUGE BINGO on May 8 which will be a fundraiser to offset the cost of the North Island Elder’s Wellness Gathering.  Gilakas’la in advance to everyone who helps out in their own way!

Are you an Elder who is interested in doing opening prayers and welcome ceremonies for the larger community? Please call Kristen to put your name on the list. Thank you!

Meal program – Do you or anyone you know need meals? Our meal program is a work in progress, always improving to meet the needs and feedback from the Elders. For those 65 and over who have difficulty preparing food, who are caregivers to their spouses who have disability, or are ill, or have just come home from hospital. Please spread the word in the community to keep Kristen Informed of Elders who have been to hospital or are ill, in need of assistance for meals. Thank You.

Check your Elder’s Activity Calendar for May 2019 included in this week’s issue for regularly scheduled Events and Activities… Call 250 202 0115 or email                                    kristenpeel@weiwaikum.ca to register for anything that may interest you