Tuesday November 19, 2019 the FVASELB1788 hosted it's 5th AGM at the Fort Vermilion Community Complex. Nearly 70 community members came for the meeting enjoying beef on a bun with a seven-layer salad. The Board would like to again expressed it's gratitude to those who make evenings like this possible through their serving hands as we all unite under the vision of caring for our most vulnerable .
April 8, 2019: Fort Vermilion School Division #52 Superintendent Mike McMann & FVASELB1788 Chairman Jeff Anderson spend an evening with the community outlining a newly formed partnership. “We Are in talks with the Fort Vermilion School Division who have talked with Holy Family Catholic School Division about combining the two schools in Fort Vermilion. This would allow the potential to acquire St. Mary’s elementary school after a full public consultation takes place with parents in the community.”
The 2018 AGM had 60 people enjoy an evening of fellowship with 48 folks renewing their membership with some being new members. The beef on a bun was absolutely delicious and a huge thank you to all of you who fed and looked after us this evening! In his Chairman's Annual Report, Jeff Anderson encouraged everyone to persevere and remain vigilant to our old story of providing the right care to our seniors & elders.
On June 5, 2018 FVASELB1788 was invited by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to give a presentation on our Lodge project. We were able to send two delegates to Ottawa along with Chief Rupert Meneen and Board Chairman Jeff Anderson joining via network link in the Health Care Centre at North Tallcree.
FVASELB1788 fired up the BBQ at the 2018 Seniors Week Annual BBQ. Steak was delicious and the fellowship was warm and inviting. All had a great time!
FVASELB1788 sporting their new banner attended the 2018 MARA Ag Fair in Fort Vermilion raising awareness of the culturally inclusive seniors & elders facility and to fund raise via selling ice cream. Another successful event with MLA Debbie Jabbour and Al Toews paying us a visit to show their continued support.
FVASELB1788 joined forces with the River Road Trading Post who are your two Boards working hard to build a culturally inclusive seniors & elders facility. This time the two Boards joined at the 2018 Annual FV Get to Know You Night.
The Fort Vermilion & Area Seniors & Elders Lodge Board 1788 and their registered membership would like to thank all who supported and attended our "I Support Seniors and Elders Care" 2018 fund raiser. The evening was a huge success with 150 people attending and over $28,000.00 generously donated towards the goal of building a culturally inclusive Designated Supportive Living home in Fort Vermilion. This event would not have been what it was without a variety of bakers throughout the region and the Native Women's Association donating their culinary expertise where we saw 41 home made pies auctioned by community…
Our AGM held on November 22, 2017 was a huge success! Over 40 people turned out and took membership or renewed an already existing one. All of us enjoyed a beautiful stew prepared by Lily Paul and bannock prepared by Debbie Lizotte with Vera Ward, Margaret Dyck helping with the food. Thank you ladies it was amazing! Just over $1400.00 was raised through memberships and donations to creating a culturally inclusive Designated Supportive Living facility in Fort Vermilion for our seniors and elders. Due to Board appointments throughout the year and terms being up; elections were held for six positions…
FVASELB1788 invited to give a presentation at North Peace Tribal Council's 2017 Annual General Assembly. The presentation was well received with MLA Jabbour, High Level's Mayor McAteer and regional staff from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in attendance. Some of the highlights included a beautiful testimony from Elder Martel sharing her story and the story of a close friend who could not attend the event and the need for a culturally inclusive care facility in Fort Vermilion; and Board Director Kevin meeting up with an old friend who is now a professional ceremonial dancer!