Friday, 24 May 2013

Richmond APAC & three local events, June

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
Aboriginal Parent
Advisory Council

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 or Andrea at if you wish to join the APAC.


Glen Eden Multimodal Centre Grand Opening & Fundraiser,
June 15th
Saturday June 15th
10 am to 4 pm
#190-- 13151 Vanier Place
Richmond BC
"between IKEA and Richmond Auto Mall"
click here for map

For more info visit Glen Eden (GEM blog or on facebook)
also see,


National  Aboriginal  Day, June 21st 
Friday June 21st
noon to 6 pm
Richmond City Hall
6911 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC
click here for map
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!  

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