From December 7th to 10th, In cooperation with the Eel Ground Chief and Council, EG Health and Wellness Centre, EG Rising Sun Treatment Centre and the EG Social Services, we will be celebrating “Natoaganeg Addictions Awareness Week”
We would like to begin the first evening of December 7th with a poster contest promoting addictions awareness. There will be 2 prizes drawn for $50.00 to anyone who wishes to enter a poster in the contest. There will be 2 categories. One prize of $50.00 for the EG School students and one prize of $50.00 for EG students in the High School grades from NSER and MVHS. Thank you for your participation.
J Kenneth Larry (NNADAP rep)
The schedule for the week is as follows:
Monday: December 7
9:15am Opening Ceremony with smudge (Kenny Larry ) drumming (Emerson Francis) and greeting (Chief Ginnish). Band Hall. Sponsored by Eel Ground First Nation Chief and Council.
9:45am Community Walk Meet at band hall for a Tea, Coffee, and Cake in the Senior’s lounge in the band hall immediately after the walk. Show support for our community!!!
4:30pm Walgwan Youth Treatment Center: Community Room in Band Hall. Information session on the rehabilitation center offering services to First Nations youth ages 12-17. This session is geared towards parents, elders, leaders, community members and youth. Video Presentation by Natalie Clark. Chili to be served.
Winners of the Poster Contest to be announced after the presentation. Two winners will receive $50.
Sponsored by Eel Ground Health and Wellness Center.
Tuesday: December 8
10am-12: Families Care group for adults who are dealing with a family members’ substance abuse. This group provides an opportunity to solve problems, building communication skills, and setting limits. Conference room at Child and Family Services. Joey Godin: Addiction and Mental Health.
4:00-6:00pm Youth in Grade 9-12. Operation Healthy Teens. Join fellow youth as ambassadors for a healthy, safe Eel Ground community. Start the session off with healthy snacks and wrap up with pizza. Seniors Lounge. Sponsored by Eel Ground Child and Family Services
Wednesday: December 9
10am-12: Sessions at Rising Sun. Acupuncture ( Kari Patles ), Mindfulness ( Robert Doucet ), and Emotional Tapping ( Yvonne Meunier ). Sandwiches, tea and coffee served.
Sponsored by Rising Sun Treatment Center.
1-3pm: Acupuncture at Health Center ( Janice Innes ).
7-9pm: AA Group at Development Center ( Downstairs )
Thursday: December 10
10:30am Natoaganeg School Grade 3-4-5 . Drug Awareness presentation with Shelly Donahue ( RCMP Community Officer )
Throughout the day, MVHS Addiction Awareness Booth , Smudging Presentation with Kenny Larry.
6-8pm: Grade 6-7-8 Movie Night. Band Hall. Join us for a fun filled night with healthy snacks and big screen movie. Sponsored by Youth Champions program.