Three local gatherings of note this month, mark your calendars:
Richmond Aboriginal Parent
Advisory Committee (APAC )
There will be an information meeting on Wednesday,
JUNE 12 at 7:00 pm
in the library of HUGH BOYD SECONDARY
9200 No.1 Road, Richmond BC, V7E 6L5
|image from school website|
Richmond’s Aboriginal Parent Advisory Council works in partnership with the Richmond District Parents Advisory Council:
· To support parental involvement in education
· To provide increased awareness, understanding and support within the public school system
· To improve communications and the process of sharing information
· To be effective advocates for parents, children and youth
· To advise the School Board on parental views
· To support individual school Parent Advisory Councils (PACs)
The Aboriginal Parent Advisory Committee is forming under the guidance and leadership of parent volunteer Joanne Arnott who has lived in Richmond from the early 1990s. Mother to six young people, she has attended (as a parent) Richmond schools since 1992. She has volunteered on a variety of community-building initiatives over the years, beginning with the First Nations Parent Support Group of Richmond (1993-4), Multicultural Friendship Club at Lord Byng Elementary (1999-2000), and the Pathways Advisory Committee (2006-2008). Since 2008 she has co-organized literary events to bring Richmond families of all ages together with a creative and celebratory focus, and helped to launch the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast.
Please contact Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea at email@example.com if you wish to join the APAC.
~Glen Eden Multimodal Centre Grand Opening & Fundraiser,
Saturday June 15th
10 am to 4 pm
#190-- 13151 Vanier Place
"between IKEA and Richmond Auto Mall"
click here for map
For more info visit Glen Eden (GEM blog or on facebook)
Friday June 21st
noon to 6 pm
Richmond City Hall
6911 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC
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|Richmond City Hall. Ray Van Eng photo|
National Aboriginal Day is part of Celebrate Canada week and has been celebrated in a variety of ways throughout Richmond over the years. We are very excited to be working together this year with the City of Richmond to have one large event held at City Hall.
The Richmond School District and Pathways Aboriginal Centre of Richmond Youth Service Agency (RYSA), in partnership with the City of Richmond, Richmond Public Libraries, Richmond Museum Society, and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority would like to cordially invite you to Richmond’s National Aboriginal Day Celebration on June 21, 2013.
Elementary school events and workshops will run from approximately 12:00‐2:30, followed by a community open house that will take place between 3:00 and 6:00.
The community celebration will continue with the annual Aboriginal Achievement
Ceremony which will run from 4:30‐5:00. At this time, we will be honouring Grade 7 and
Grade 12 Aboriginal graduates and their families.
Cedar Feast Barbeque will prepare supper, presented as a gift to the grads and their famillies, available for purchase for other guests. All are welcome.
We would be honoured to have you join us!