Friday November 12, 2010

Native News

The Road Less Travelled

Sto:lo Health honours newly clean and sober



I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference - Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


t's National Addictions Awareness Week and Sto:lo Nation Health Services is looking for nominees for their "Honouring and Celebrating Our Path on the Red Road" that takes place Friday November 19 at Skwah Hall, 615 Wellington Ave. where there will be a dinner, ceremony and sobriety dance.

Each year during the 3rd week of November, people are encouraged to celebrate in collective healing events that provide support and education to individuals in need and their families to assist them in “Living the Good Life”.

Addictions Awareness Week helps individuals and communities make the right decisions to enhance their relationships with others through the planning and development of activities that bring people together in positive and affirming ways.

The idea behind the Skwah ceremonial event is to honour someone who has overcome an addiction to drugs and alcohol who continues to live a healthy lifestyle and to promote positive family relationships.

The nomination forms ask questions like; How long the person has been sober? Who has supported them on their journey? How they made the choice to get clean and how they are maintaining their sobriety

The dinner is by invitation only at 5pm, however an Honouring Ceremony at 6pm and the Sobriety Dance at 8pm to 10pm are open to the general public.

If you know of someone in your Native community that has overcome their addiction, nomination forms are available from Jamie Barnum, Bldg. #7-7201 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 Phone (604) 824-3200, Fax (604) 824-0276 or by e-mail here.


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