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Summer Camp Fun and Fee Rebate

Youth Camps The Wei Wai Kum First Nation sponsors weekly summer camps for Band member children. Summer camp hours are as follows: pick-up begins at 9 a.m. each day from individual homes and youth will be dropped off between 2:30 – 3 p.m. daily. If these hours change parents will be contacted at the start… 

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Waste Watchers Update: Blue Bins Delivered

The blue recycling bins purchased through our Waste Watchers program have now been distributed to each household on reserve. The bins had been on back order for months, but we hope Members will be happy to have them before fall and winter winds arrive. That’s because these bins have lids, so they will make it easier… 

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Another Art Honor for Curtis Wilson

Wei Wai Kum artist and councilor Curtis Wilson is one of three island artists selected by TimberWest to participate in its First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program. The program recognizes and supports three First Nation artists representing their major language group on Vancouver Island. It commissions the artists to design, create and showcase their cultural art… 

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Band Members Take Part in Hospital Garden Celebration

Band members Jesse Shade and James Quatell participated in a planting ceremony at the new Comox hospital June 23. The event at the Comox Valley campus of the new North Island Hospital celebrated the garden of traditional plans and medicinal herbs that has been created at the Comox campus and that will be created next… 

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Aboriginal Celebrations at Island Health

Island Health’s Aboriginal Employment team and the First Nations Health Authority hosted a series of events last week to celebrate cultural diversity in the health workplace. Activities at the Campbell River District Hospital June 28 featured singing, dancing, and displays and sales of Aboriginal crafts as well as a salmon lunch. Wei Wai Kum councilor… 

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New Totem Pole Completes a Circle

A new totem pole that was raised and blessed on the grounds of the Museum at Campbell River in May marks the completion of a circle for a family of Laichwiltach carvers from the Wei Wai Kum Nation. The pole was carved by Bill Henderson and his nephew Junior Henderson. It was commissioned to replace… 

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Workshops to Focus on Spiritual Laws

The Wei Wai Kum First Nation is sponsoring two workshops July 6 and 7 with Cultural and Wellness Leader Andrea Cranmer. Called “Empowering our Village, Awaken Your Spirit”, they will focus on spiritual laws such as Maya’ xala: respecting self, others, and the environment. Andrea, a member of the ‘ Namgis First Nation in Alert… 

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