TO: THE ELDERS OF ALL NATIONS IN BC,
First Nations Leaders and Community Members
IT IS WITH THE GREATEST HONOUR THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT
THE BC ELDERS COMMUNICATION CENTER SOCIETY
HAS BEEN AWARDED
THE 41ST ANNUAL BC ELDERS GATHERING FOR CAMPBELL RIVER FOR 2017!!
The BCECCS Is Extremely Proud To Announce Today That
Allan (Ollie) & Edwina Henderson of the Wei Wai Kum Nation
ARE NOW THE REIGNING KING AND QUEEN
Of The 2017 41st Annual BC Elders Gathering
(Nations wishing to book the Royal Couple are invited
to email Donna Stirling at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BCECCS will have been operating here for 18 years by the time Campbell River, and Vancouver Island, welcome the provincial elders back for the 2nd time and we all couldn’t be more excited or proud to have the City’s complete support for Your Gathering!
41ST ANNUAL BC ELDERS GATHERING:
Gathering Dates: July 11-13, 2017
Location: Campbell River, BC
Our contact information:
BC Elders Council Secretary,
Publisher, Elders Voice
Coordinator, 41st Annual BC Elders Gathering,
1415 Weiwaikum Rd.
Campbell River, BC
Toll free (for elders): 1-877-738-7288
*Rooms in CR and the Comox/Courtenay area are all booked now. Groups began booking while we were still on stage accepting the event in Williams Lake.
At this point, look to Parksville, Qualicum, or Nanaimo for rooms, but book immediately and make sure everything is held with a credit card to secure your reservations. Forms will be available soon in the EV, but book your rooms now!
For the past 40 years, First Nations Elders have met in distinct locations of British Columbia. The first Elders Gathering began in Sto: Lo Nation hosted by the Coqualeeza Elders. Frances Harne carved a totem pole, which was used as a record keeper; places and dates were inscribed at the base of the pole, recording each Gathering.
Elders Gatherings are a wonderful time for people to visit and exchange memories and knowledge, to create new friendships and to renew old ones. These Gatherings provide a chance to gain perspective on how other First Nations live.
The Basic purpose of the Gathering is the need for Elders throughout the province to have inter-social and community links that bind them together as a Nation. It allows them to intermingle with like-minded, like-aged individuals and their families, to reveal common grounds that strengthen those links.
It will offer the opportunity to interface with youth, which helps to mitigate the generation gap, and allows the younger generations to demonstrate respect, regard, and honour for their Elders.
Our Elders possess all the wisdom of the ages - knowledge and experiences that the younger generations need to guide them through life. It is very important that this event continues and that our Elders' legacy is passed on to each generation that follows. With the world we live in becoming increasingly modern by the minute, we need to provide the balance that comes from remembering the past though our Elders lives.