ABOUT B.C. ELDERS' GATHERING

B.C. ELDERS GATHERING HOSTED BY COWICHAN TRIBES

The 42nd Annual Elders’ Gathering

Cowichan Tribes is honoured to be hosting the 42nd Annual BC Elders Gathering on our traditional territory. The event takes place on July 10, 11, and 12, 2018, at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan, BC. This year’s reigning King and Queen, Ed and Juanita Elliott, are looking forward to welcoming Elders from First Nations throughout BC.

We hope you enjoy yourselves during these three days. We look forward to watching everyone connect with one another while gaining inspiration in your roles as Elders. Cowichan Tribes encourages all attendees to share their wisdom, culture, and history. There will be a full schedule of activities based on our theme: ‘I tst ‘o’ hwun’ ‘I (We are still here).

2018 Logo Contest Winner- Stuart Pagaduan

DONATION GOAL:

$101 of $100,000 raised

Donations

$101 of $100,000 raised

Cowichan Tribes is registered as a qualified donee with an effective date of January 1, 2012. Being a qualified donee makes Cowichan Tribes eligible to receive charitable funding. This registration, however, does not mean that a charitable registration number is issued, and Cowichan Tribes does not have one. Here is a link to the CRA website listing Cowichan Tribes First Nation as a qualified donee.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/qlfd-dns/qd-lstngs/mncplpblcbds-lst-eng.html

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Donation Total: $35.00

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

JULY 9TH: DAY 0: EARLY REGISTRATION & VENDOR SETUP
12:00PM - 4:00PM Early Registration

12:00PM - 5:00PM Attendee Early Registration

 Pre-Registration For Elders

12:00PM - 4:00PM Vendor Booth & Table Setup

 Registration Table and Info Booth
JULY 10th: DAY 1: WORKSHOPS,TOURS, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS & DELEGATES

7:30-6pm Ongoing Registration

At Registration Tables

7:45am-11:30 GRAND ENTRY

1pm-4:30 Afternoon Sessions

Vendor Tables Open 1pm, Self-Care Open 2pm, Fashion Show, Guest Speakers

JULY 11th: DAY 2: WORKSHOPS,TOURS, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS & DELEGATES

WORKSHOPS

Speaker: Alex Fireblood
14:30 – 15:30

PRESENTATIONS

Speaker: David Wildwind
17:00 – 18:00
JULY 12th: DAY 3: CLOSING DAY

CLOSING CEREMONY

• HANDING OVER OF THE King and Queen Crowns
• Exchanging of gifts between the outgoing and incoming King and Queen
• Expressions of gratitude to sponsors, volunteers, core committee

SCHEDULE CALENDARS

TEST

VENUE MAPS & INFO

COLOR CODING LEGEND

Color Coding Legend

Ice Arena

Cowichan Secondary School

Multi-Purpose Hall

Multi-Purpose Hall Island Savings Centre
Multi-Purpose Hall Island Savings Centre

Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall Island Savings Centre
Heritage Hall

MAP TO ISLANDS SAVINGS CENTRE

PARTICIPATION COST

$150

For Elders

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • EARLY Registration Deadline: May 25th, 2018
  • Late Registration Fee (After May 18th, 2018 at 4:30pm)= $185
  • Cancellation: The cancellation deadline for Registration, tours and the Bingos will be June 15th, 2018
  • No fees will be returned after above cancellation date. *EXCEPT under certain circumstances. Such as: the passing on of an elder and the group needs to stay home to support community/family*.
  • Confirmation Number: All applicants will be emailed immediately upon online signup with an email with all relevant information.

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Scheduled Tours
  • Meals
  • All events held at Island Savings Centre

ORIGIN OF THE GATHERING

Click the above image to read the Origin Of The Gathering.

Register your participation in the 42nd Annual B.C. Elders Gathering today!

Contact us:

236-800-6072

info@eldersgathering.ca

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