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Eel Ground First Nation

FAMILY WEEK CELEBRATION 2017

FEBRUARY 19th – 23th

Connect with Kindness in Your Community

SNOW SCULPTURE COMPETITION

Must register with Sacha Simonson at Child and Family Service office by calling 627-4630

1st PRIZE $150 2nd PRIZE $100 3rd PRIZE $50

Judging will be held 10am-12pm on Thursday, February 23rd. Winners will be announced at the Community Feast

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19th

12:30 PM PROCLAMATION BY CHIEF GEORGE GINNISH

FAMILY MASS @ST.JOACHIM’S CHURCH

Cake, Tea, and Coffee will be served immediately after Mass in the seniors lounge at the Band Hall. The opening celebration will begin with traditional drumming. Everyone Welcome.

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20th

8:00am – 10:00 AM COMMUNITY BREAKFAST at the Band Hall.

Join community members for a hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, and tea/coffee.

5:30pm – 8:30 PM FUN NIGHT YOUTH CHAMPIONS EVENT at the Eel Ground school. Grade k4-8

There will be an obstacle course, a Velcro wall, and bouncy castles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

7pm – 8pm Youth Met-con at the Eel Ground Pound (ages 12-18)

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21st

11:30am – 1:30 PM ELDER’S GATHERING held at the Band Hall Senior’s lounge.

Food will be served. Youth will be reading to the elders in Micmac. Door prizes to be drawn.

3:30pm – 5:00 PM SLEIGH RIDE & SLIDING drop off is at the Band Hall front entrance. Hot chocolate will be served at the Band Hall.

7:00pm-8:00pm YOGA for adults will be held at the seniors lounge at the Band Hall. Everyone welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22nd

11:00am – 12:00pm RISING SUN PROGRAM Crafting

12:00pm – 1 PM LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE RISING SUN

1pm – 2 PM RISING SUN PROGRAM Grounding and coping skills

2pm – 3 PM SWEAT BY AUDIE the sweat will be held at the Health Center. Weather pending.

3:30pm – 5:00pm FAMILY KITCHEN cooking and eating together at the community food center. The Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

7:00pm – 8:00pm YOUTH MET-CON at Eel Ground Pound (ages 12-18)

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd

11:30am – 1:30 PM FOSTER PARENT/KINSHIP APPRECIATION LUNCHEON.

Held at Natoaganeg Community Food Center.

4:30pm- 6:30 PM COMMUNITY FEAST at the Band hall. Families of the community are invited, but not required to, bring their favorite pot luck dish to share at the community feast. The closing ceremony will include Eel Ground traditional youth dancers. Winners of the Snow Sculpture Contest will be announced during this event. There will also be door prizes.

Food can be dropped off at the Band Hall by 3:00pm on Thursday. Feast starts at 4:30pm. A fun evening of celebration, prizes, food, and dancers.

 

SPONSORED BY

Eel Ground Chief and Council          Eel Ground Health Centre       Eel Ground Child and Family Services       

Canadian Feed the Children Eel Ground Sewing Club   Natoaganeg School   

                                                              Natoaganeg Home and School                                                                      

There will be an Information Session regarding the following topics:

Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, GST/HST Credit, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Canada Learning Bond, Employment Insurance (New Changes) and Online information.

With the Canada Child Benefit you may receive up to $6,400 per child.

To find out more:

Please Join Us on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10:30am at the Eel Ground Community Hall.

Information Presented by:

Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency

In order to apply for the Canada Child Benefit, you will need to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and file an income tax and benefit return. Service Canada staff will be available to provide you with more information.

For more information please contact:

Cheryl Ward

627-4604

cward@nb.aibn.com

The offices of Eel Ground First Nation will be closing for the Christmas Holiday's on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 4:00pm and will re-open on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 9:00am.

Chief & Council and staff of Eel Ground First Nation wish Residents and Band Members a Safe, Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Please note that Academic Achievement Night previously scheduled has been moved to THURSDAY, November 24th, 2016 at 6:30pm.

(The Awards are for Middle school and High school students.)

CROWN LAND ROYALTY ALLOCATION FORMS WILL BE ISSUED, FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON, STARTING NOVEMBER 14, 2016. FINAL DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR  APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 31, 2017. FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP FROM THE RECEPTIONIST. ONLY ONE FORM PER REGISTERED MEMBER WILL BE ISSUED AND MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE MEMBER THEMSELVES. WE DO MAKE EXCEPTIONS FOR ELDERS AND HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS IF PROPER AUTHORIZATION IS RECEIVED.

THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN IT’S ENTIRETY OR SUBSIDY WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

Chief and Council

Notice to Residents of Eel Ground First Nation

Memo:

Re: Routine Water Maintenance:

Maintenance on the Eel Ground First Nation Water System has been scheduled from Monday, October 17th until Friday, October 21st, 2016.  Flushing of Fire Hydrants and the system throughout the community will occur during this time. Work will be carried out daily between 9am to 4pm.

Some discoloration of water may occur during the flushing.

Also, Reminder that “Fall Big Garbage Day” is Thursday, October 20th, 2016.

Thank you,

Emerson Francis

Maintenance Supervisor, EGFN

 

 

October 4th, 2016

Re: Expressions of Interest, Lease of Restaurant Space

To Whom It May Concern:

Please be advised that the Chief and Council of Eel Ground First Nation will be accepting business plans or expressions of interest for a Term Lease of the Restaurant and facility at 6 Micmac Road, Eel Ground, NB.

Any business plan or expression of interest should include an initial calculation of $800.00 per month subsidized Rent plus 75% of the utilities and waste and snow removal costs.

Should you require further financial information please contact Kim MUZERALL at 627-4689.

Applications will be accepted until October 17th, 2016 at 12 noon.

Sincerely,

Chief George H. GINNISH

To: Eel Ground Residents

Re: Fall Garbage Collection

Dear members,

Please note, that the fall “Big Garbage” collection for this year is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, 2016. All household items such as appliances and furniture will be accepted.

Items that will NOT be picked up are as follows; paint cans, car parts, tires, computers or any other toxic waste.

We also have a cell phone and battery recycling box here at the band hall. Please feel free to drop off old cell phones and batteries. The Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission "Solid Waste Services" will properly discard of these items at no charge to us.

*If you would like to learn more about:  Recycling, Composting, Household Hazardous Waste etc. check out the "Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission" Website at:  

http://greatermiramichirsc.ca/en/solid-waste-services (link is external)

Please note: Eel Ground First Nation Falls under "Region B" for scheduling when looking at the waste collection and recycling schedules on the website link above.

 

 

Also: There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection & E-Waste Collection: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Location: Saint Mary's Catholic Parish, 360 Newcastle Blvd., Miramichi. You must transport your items to this location.

 Examples of accepted E-Waste:

Computers & laptop, Digital cameras, External drives, Fax machines, Flat LCD & CRT monitors, Gaming consoles, Hard drives, Modems, Mouse, Printers, Radios, Scanners, Speakers, Telephones, Televisions

Examples of accepted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

http://greatermiramichirsc.ca/en/household-hazardous-waste/what-is-household-hazardous-waste

Adhesives, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze Coolant, Automotive Fluid, Batteries (car & household), Beauty Products, Bleach, Butane Cartridge, Car Care Products, Cleaning Products, Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs, Diesel Fuel, Driveway Sealant, Ethanol, Fertilizers, Fluorescent tubes, Flea Powder, Floor & Furniture Polish/Wax, Gasoline, General Household Chemical, Herbicides, Insecticides, Kerosene, Lighters & Lighter Fluid, Mercury (thermometers), Metal Polishes, Motor Oil/Filters, Nail Polish/Remover, Oven Cleaner, Paint & Related Products, Pesticides, Pool Chemicals, Propane Tanks & Cylinders, Solvants, Stains, Stain Removers, Upholstery Cleaner, Used Engine Oil, Varnishes, Windshield Washer Fluid

 Items NOT accepted:

Explosives, Radioactive Waste, PCBs, Bio Hazardous Waste, Ammunition, Tires, Fire Extinguishers.

 

  
  

To: Eel Ground First Nation Members

Re: History Project

Dear Members,

 Please be advised that Ken Larry will be working with us over the coming months to assist in compiling biographies on past Chiefs, and collecting any historical pictures the community would like to share.

This project will be as big as we want it to be, so we are asking for your support to ensure all are represented in the final product.

Should you have any questions please contact jkennethlarry@msn.com or Chief George at your convenience.

Wela’lin,

 Chief George H. GINNISH

For EGFN Council