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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).

Healing Circle

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The Tsawout Healing Circle continues to be a resource for community members and the group has shown steady growth since first opening its doors in October of 2011. People report feeling safe and supported in their healing journey. Please come and join us on Mondays, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the old Band Office for coffee, light snacks, and caring conversation. The age group seems to range from 20 years old - to Elders and everyone is welcome!


Congratulations to Cornelia Sam!

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 Cornelia Sam has been recognized by Beacon Community Services for 5 years of dedication. She has also been working for the Tsawout home and community care program during that whole time. We’re very proud of you, Cornelia, for all your hard work!


Finding What You Love to Do

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We’re always told to live an active lifestyle. If we exercise more, our risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer all go way down. In theory that’s all well and good but getting active and staying active is a big challenge for most of us because exercise for the sake of exercise just isn’t fun for most of us. So here’s my story.


Heath Director's Report

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Interim Health Director Report

Wow, I can’t believe that I have already been at the Health Centre for 6 weeks! Time is whipping by really fast. At the health centre, we are working towards becoming a wellness centre rather than a health clinic. As a result, you will see many prevention services and education sessions being offered by our health department. As many of you know, June 21st is Aboriginal Day however June is now recognized as Aboriginal month! There has been a lot going on in health and want to ensure that you are updated on all activities:


Tsawout After School Program News June

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April Showers have brought May Flowers at the TSAWOUT After-School Program.  
The students have been preparing for the T.A.S.P. Year End Celebration, planned for Wednesday, June 13th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the TSAWOUT Auditorium.  At 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm the students, with an invitation to parents and family, will gather in the classrooms to share refreshments before a presentation from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The last day of T.A.S.P. is June 15th for Head Start - Grade 5 students. Grade 6-12 students may continue attending for project, homework completion and test or exam studies with our teacher, Cecelia Sixto until June 28th from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Please take advantage of this tutoring opportunity. You can also come update your resume in preparation for Summer Employment.

JOB POSTING - Cultural Coordinator

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Under the direction of the Tsawout Health Director and the SNEPENEKS Cultural Society, the Cultural Coordinator will provide leadership and will oversee all aspects of the rebuilding of the longhouse. You will work closely with the construction project manager and be responsible for all communication, administrative, financial, fundraising/proposal writing, business writing, relationship building, report writing, implementation and evaluation of the longhouse.


For Full Job Description and application information, download the posting here.


Employment Opportunity SD 63

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This position provides direct assistance to the First Nations students and their teachers at KELSET Elementary School, liaises with the First Nations community on behalf of the school and provides a positive role model for First Nations students.


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