A group of 13 ladies met yesterday @ the Space to help supporting Vita’s trip to the Philippines, building relationships and cultural competence.
The group would like to thank CNC for providing the facility to meet. I had a meeting with two ladies this morning. They provided great positive feedback and some future meeting in reporting about the trip evening and other ideas.
Impressions of Vanderhoof:
Very friendly everyone says hello. They found that in bigger cities like Vancouver people kept to themselves and found it very hard to feel ‘community’
Transportation is a big issue. The ladies from Fiji have a hard time getting around and don’t get to town much.
Cows are the most aggressive animal in Fiji. If you wear red ‘watch out’
Vanderhoof is much different than Fiji because in Fiji everyone has their own plantation and relies only on that for food
Hard to find the food here and it is expensive for what they find naturally/wild in Fiji (guava, coconut, mango)
Because of being settled by the English, both the language is taught (accent) and they drive on the right hand side of the road so in Canada they always walk to the wrong door!!!!
Please join us at the 2012 Community Dialogue
featuring the Ambassador Program.
You are invited to participate in a dialogue on how Vanderhoof can be a welcoming place for all.
There will be a panel representing new Canadians, and a presentation of the Saik’uz & Settlers Teachers Resource featuring the Ambassador Program for Youth. There will be opportunities for connection, learning and action.
This workshop is for leaders and citizens interested in learning from each other about the promise and potential of living in a diverse and welcoming Vanderhoof.
Snacks and beverages will be served.
7—9 pm, Thursday, November 29, 2012 Village Inn
RSVP by November 27 to Charlyne Smilinski,
CNC-Nechako at (250) 567-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ambassador Team is an initiative of the Good Neighbours Committee.
Check out these events happening in Vanderhoof!:
- Head to Neighbourhood Space every Monday and Friday, 10am-1pm, for Good Neighbours’ Day! Enjoy some soup or sandwiches and a hot cup of coffee while shooting some pool or catching up with your neighbours!
- Check out the Saik’uz and Settlers Legacy Project Discussion Session! Join us at the Neighbourhood Space (on Highway 16, next to Subway) for a series of informal gatherings to discuss specific events and time periods in Vanderhoof’s history. Everyone is welcome to participate and share their experiences, thoughts and memories. From January 26th to March 1st, 2012. 7-9pm. See dates below.
Quotes from Vanderhoofians:
We came because of the abundance of land.
Some families have worked this land for generations.
The sky is always open and welcoming.
The wildlife is incredible.
Creatures great and small call Vanderhoof their home.
Some enjoy Vanderhoof for the peace and quiet.
The people are friendly and we tend to know everyone.
We enjoy the simple things in life.
It is a great place to raise a family.
It is a great place to grow young.
We have rush minute in Vanderhoof.
Everyone is tight knit. People gather in groups to quilt and craft.
Some came for the work and decided to stay.
Commitment and determination are some of the values we hold.
Seasonally people gather to hunt and fish.
When you see Sinkut Mountain, you know that you are home.
Vanderhoof has a small town feel, it is comfortable here.
Our community is diverse and interesting.
Our community is diverse and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Newcomers feel warm and welcome.
We respect and celebrate our differences.