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August 2014 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

August 2014 Newsletter

For a copy of our current newsletter, please download it here.

August 2014 Colour  (large  2.6 MB).

Employment Opportunity - Life Coach

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TERM POSITION: September 22, 2014 – December 12, 2014
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Life Coach will work under the direction of the HESS Director and with the Employment & Training Specialist of Tsawout First Nation. The incumbent will work closely with students in the Growing Our Futures: Native Plant Horticulture Program, along with instructors, staff, coordinators and advisors of this program, and provide input into the final program report. This program also includes travel between Royal Roads University and Tsawout First Nation and student field trips.


The Life Coach will assist the Growing Our Futures: Native Plant Horticulture Program students with their goals and assist them with essential skills, job readiness, setting goals and objectives and assisting with post-secondary entry if required post program.

For a full job description and how to apply, please follow this link.


Marine Use Survey

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Marine Harvest Study

Take part in important band-led research.

Take our survey to be entered into a chance to win an IPAD.

This survey will only take around 10 minutes to complete and it is very important for your community and leadership.


Attention Tsawout members: Help your community document current marine harvesting, fishing, and hunting activities!

Your information will remain anonymous and will be used to inform Tsawout's independent review of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline marine shipping component.

If you have any questions about the survey or this study please contact TrailMark at 250-383-7979.


BC Hydro Energy Conservation Assistance Program

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Anyone that was not on the list last year for the "Energy Conservation Assistance Program” with BC HYDRO please contact me to fill out the application form.

(Please bring in proof of income, so that we can see if it is under the low-income cut-off)

If you qualify, you will receive:  

  • A new fridge if yours is 10 years or older,
  • A fan in your washroom if there is not one already,
  • Spray foam insulation in your attic if need be
  • And much more!

*I will also need to have your BC Hydro account information in order to fill out the application.

Phone me to set up an appointment,

Thank You!
Shana Sylvester
Tsawout housing assistant
(250) 544-0962 ext. 200
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ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School Nursery Notice

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Parents of Potential Nursery Students:

If your child was:

  1. Born in the year 2010, and if your child will:
  2. Turn four years old before the end of 2014,

S/he is eligible to attend one Nursery half-day session, either in the morning or afternoon starting September 2014.

Please come and register your child at the School early. There will be a limit of 20 in each session. Make your choice early.

Please not we will require a copy of your child's Birth Certificate and/or Status Card when registering.


Mrs. Maryann Gladstone
Principle, ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School(250) 652-1811




Byte Camp

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All good things must come to an end. The ḰELSET Elementary School, Brentwood Elementary School and ȽÁU,WEL,NEW Tribal School students 8-12 years have one more session of Byte Camp on Thursday, June 5th. They have thoroughly enjoyed creating a music video production. They are enthusiastic about learning to write and create their own music and music video. The workshop is split between digital music composition, video filming and editing.tlh-byte-camp01tlh-byte-camp02tlh-byte-camp05


Tutor Support

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Please remember, especially as you are finishing up final assignments or studying for final exams, we have some excellent tutor support for older students too. Stelly's Secondary School Vice-Principal, Tina Peirik has allowed all Tsawout Nation students to access the tutors at Stelly's Secondary School: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:10-4:25 for extra help in Math/Science, English/Social Studies. Mr. Dennis Goos is a retired teacher/administrator, but due to his health, he
is no longer volunteering at Tsawout Learning House but he is available to tutor on Tuesday and Thursday and will be on call as needed.


Thank you!

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HÍ,SWKE to Tsawout Assembly of Praise Church, and the volunteers of the Wednesday morning bread delivery from Cobbs. We would also like to thank the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Sidney Food Bank, Breakfast For Learning Grant, and the University of Victoria Aboriginal Service Plan Projects Coordinator, Blaise Bazuik for a contribution of $2,000 for the breakfast program. Because of these generous donations, all students can come and say good morning to Wally Thomas and get a “breakfast to go". Breakfasts are availabe Monday to Friday morning until June 26.

Students may also join the Tsawout Learning House after school, and eat a wholesome snack every day, or a hot meal every Wednesday. For more information and additional resources on the Breakfast For Learning Program, please visit www.breakfastforlearning.ca.

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