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Pathways Aboriginal Centre
Doors Open Celebration
Pathways Aboriginal Centre is pleased to participate in the City of Richmond Doors Open Celebration. Doors Open is an event held throughout the city on May the 7th & 8th. A list of all participating venues can be found at www.richmond.ca. Pathways will be opening its doors on Saturday May 7th from 12pm-3pm. Everyone is welcome to come to Pathways to learn more about Aboriginal culture, services and to have some fun making a leather medicine bag. For more information on Pathways Doors Open Celebration check out our web site at www.rysa.bc.ca
During the month of April Larry Nicholson, a First Nations Writer lead and interactive writing workshop at Pathways Aboriginal Centre for the The OSKAYAK Youth Program. Together participants wrote this poem: Once, there was great BBQ A frog came and poured water on it The BBQ had magical powersSunshine, lollipops & rainbows, everything All the kings horses and all the king’s men The great BBQ was held in the garden of Eden and protected by the sword facing East And on it the greatest steak of all with toga sauce And next a voice spoke saying: Luke I am youth father Then it started to rain butterflies and frogs Then unicorns came trying to steal the steak but it did not work Because sleepwalkers are greedy Because unicorns did not know the sleepwalkers had the sword to protect them . . . Pathways Aboriginal Centre - Richmond Youth Service Agency 100-7900 Alderbridge Way Richmond, BC V6X2A5 Phone: 604.271.7600 Hours of Operation: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:30am-4:30pm Thursdays & Fridays 12pm - 7pm Saturdays 10am-5pm Check out www.rysa.bc.ca for a special events and activities
Inside this Issue
Page 2 Plant Sale Art Corner Page 3 Scholarship Info Bannock Recipe Page 4 NAD AYC Events
It’s Spring Time!
Pathways has a beautiful garden plot at the Terra Nova Sharing Farm and it is planting time! If you would like to help out at the garden and receive fresh vegetables and medicines give us a call at 604-271-7600 ext.102 to find out when we are at the garden! Every year at the farm there is a great plant sale in early may. Mark the Date! Sat & Sun, May 7-8th from 10am-3pm The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project will be holding a fundraising plant sale. We’ll have plenty of tomatoes, lettuce, artichokes, peppers, basil & more to sell. If you have any plants you’d like to donate (it is time to divide those perennials), please bring them along. The sale will coincide with Doors Open Richmond so if you’d also like a tour of the farm, let us know. Directions and further information about the farm can be found at www.richmondfruittree.com
Connecting with your child through play and artistic expression leads to healthy relationships. Being creative with your child is very rewarding and often supports positive outcomes such as enhanced self-esteem. Using art therapeutically is very fun, easy, and fulfilling. Here is a fun activity for all ages.
Materials Large colored envelope ( you can make your own with a piece of paper folded in half and tapped down on the sides and bottom) Slips of paper Pen/markers Imagine together you are a flower - one that the world has never seen. What color, shape, size, scent, would they have? Draw this on the outside of the envelope. This envelope becomes the ‘seed packet’. On the back of the envelope( if you write small) or on the slips of paper that fit inside the envelope, spell out the directions necessary for your growth? This could be: “I need to be kissed at least once a day, feed lots of water and daily sunshine”. Written by Jelica Shaw D.A.V.I.T
Imaginary Seed Packet
“It`s really fun to work at the garden and to eat the food we grow!”
OSKAYAK Garden Project Participant
ASSISTING TOMORROWS LEADERS TODAY
Chef Maluh’s Bannock recipe - a favoite at the Youth Centre Recipe makes about 15 buns. • 1 package active dry yeast or 6 oz fresh yeast ( my favourite) • 3 teaspoons sugar • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (105°-115 °F) • 3 ¾ cups flour • ¼ cup vegetable or (olive oil) • 2 teaspoons salt Wet Ingredients 1. In a jug dissolve the yeast, add sugar, salt olive oil and whisk to dissolve. 2. Let stand at room temperature for at least 5 minutes, or until foamy. Dry Ingredients 3. In a large bowl add flour and make a well in the center. 4. Add the wet ingredients 5. Using a dough hook attached. Knead with a dough hook for 5 minutes. 6. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover and place in a warm spot for an hour. 7. Punch dough and let rest. 8. Divide dough into equal parts 9. To deep fry bring oil to 325F. 10. Slowly place dough balls into oil . 11. Cook until golden brown. 12. Enjoy with jam!
BC HYDRO Aboriginal Scholarships Apply for the BC Hyrdo Aboriginal scholarship. You are eligible if you are a Grade 12 student planning to pursue a full-time post secondary progrsm or if you are a student currently enrolled in a full-time post secondary program, and can self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Students pursuing an education in technology or engineering will be considered priority applicants, but all other full-time programs will be considered. General Admission students are also encouraged to apply! Application forms and further details are available on line at bchydro.com/scholarships For more information contact: Jeannie Cranmer, Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy Manager by phone at 604-623-4401 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways Aboriginal Outreach Education Program Pathways Aboriginal Outreach Education Program (PAOEP) can help all Aboriginal learners meet their individual goals. Aboriginal youth living in Richmond can receive support at school, with reconnecting to school if they are not attending and help if they want to further pursue further education or training. Pathways Aboriginal Outreach Education Program. For more information on how we can help with this or other supports and services contact the Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Worker By calling 604-271-7600 ext.102 Or by emailing email@example.com
National Aboriginal Day
This years National Aboriginal Day Celebration will be held on the 19th of June from 1-3pm at the Richmond Cultural Centre. If you would like to share a story, dance, works of writing, be a vendor or a volunteer please call Raven or Jelica at 604-271-7600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
May 5,19,&26 Button Blanket Workshop with the Kloshe’nem Program At Pathways from 4-7pm Ages 10-24 May 12, 21 &28 OSKAYAK Garden Project 4-6pm Meet at Pathways at 4pm then head to the garden Ages 14-24 May 6,13,20 &27 Movie night followed by a talking circle lead by the OSKAYAK Youth Committee 4-7pm At Pathways Ages 10-24 May 7 Doors Open Celebration Come out and make a leather medicine bag 12pm-3pm at Pathways All welcome
CHIMO Crisis Line: 604-279-7070 or www.chimocrisis.com Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 VACFASS-Vancouver Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society: 604-872-6723 The Healthy Aboriginal, is a non-profit website promoting of health, literacy and wellness: www.thehealthyaboriginal.net
May 14 Sweat Lodge 12pm-5pm Meet at Pathways at 12pm Ages 14-24 For a detailed calendar of events please check out www.rysa.bc.ca.
Agencies & Organizations:
To everyone that has supported us
Individuals: Arzeena Hamir Mike James Marlene Hale The OSKAYAK Youth Advisory Committee Musqueam Recreation Rob Underwood REEL Films Richmond Cultural Centre
School District #38 Richmond