Winter 2020 CJMC Programs

As we are currently in the process of creating a new and exciting recreation program guide format, a summary of our Winter 2020 Programs are listed below. 

ALL PROGRAMS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 13TH  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MEDICINE BALL THAT STARTS MONDAY JANUARY 6TH.

If registration is required, please email rec@squamish.net and we will complete the registration process. Please feel free to email in with any questions or for more details on our programs. We hope to see new and familiar faces down at CJMC this year!

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Medicine BallDROP IN (all ages)

Days: Monday & Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm / Tuesday
7:30-8:30 pm


Zumba – DROP IN (all ages)

Day: Monday 6:00-7:00 pm


Boxing Boot Camp – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (ages 18+)

Days: Tuesday 6:30-7:30 OR Thursday 8:00-9:00


Weight Training – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Days:    Women (ages 18+) Sunday 10:00-11:00
am

Men (ages 18+) Sunday 11:00
am-12:00 pm

Teens (Co-ed ages 13-18) Sunday
12:00-1:00 pm

YOUTH SPORT & DANCE PROGRAMS

Soccer Academy – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (co-ed ages 4-13)

Day:       Sunday 9:00-10:30 am
(ages 4-8)

               
Sunday 10:30 am-12:00 pm (ages 9-13)


Girls Lacrosse Academy – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (ages 8-15)

Day/time: Thursday 7:00-8:30
pm


Swimming Lessons – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (co-ed ages 5-12)

Day/Times:
     Sunday 2:30 – 3:15 pm (Beginner)

                       
Sunday 3:15-4:30 pm (Intermediate)


Hip Hop Dancing – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (co-ed ages 8-13)

Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm

CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Drumming and Singing – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (all ages, families encouraged!)

Day/Time: Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm


Powwow Dancing – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (all ages, families encouraged!)

Day/Time: Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm

Job Opportunity: Squamish Nation Housing Society CEO

Hiyám ta Sḵwxwú7mesh Housing Society is a not-for-profit housing society that has been established by the Squamish Nation to act as an independent, arm’s-length organization to provide subsidized and affordable housing for Squamish Nation members. The Society’s mission is building, maintaining, and overseeing safe, equitable and affordable housing for all Squamish people.

Reporting to the Hiyám ta Sḵwxwú7mesh Housing Society Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plans and directs all aspects of the Society including policies, objectives, and initiatives. The CEO is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the Society’s operations, as well as Board and staff activities.

Application deadline: January 24, 2020

Click here to download the full job description.

Emergency Contact Information for Holiday Office Closure

Date: December 17, 2019

Re: Office Closure:  Christmas Break

All offices will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, January 3, 2020.  Offices will re-open Monday, January 6, 2020.

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL  911
For non-emergencies call your local police detachment:

North Vancouver:                               604-985-1311
West Vancouver:                                604-925-7300
Squamish:                                           604-892-6100

Squamish Nation Main Office Security:
604-980-4553 / toll free 1-877-628-2288

Band member emergency services:
604-505-3776 or Email:  joe_kwan@squamish.net

Squamish Valley Administration:
Cell Phone: 1- 604-374-1126
Calls will be directed to on-call emergency staff
Michelle George         604-849-0191

Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services:
Kelly McReynolds:                             604-785-7382
Help Line For Children:                  (no area code) 310-1234
Ministry after-hours:                   604-660-4927

Community Operations Team (home repair emergencies such as flooding, heat, electrical):
NV Emergency Line (maintenance): 604-690-0729
Squamish Valley (maintenance):        604-815-7116
All other issues email: community_operations@squamish.net

Yuustway Health Services, Home and Community Care Manager:
Kuu-Us Crisis Line (Youth/Adult):    1-800-588-8717 (24 hours)
Alcoholics Anonymous:                     604-434-3933 (24 hours)
Narcotics Anonymous:                       604-873-1018 (24 hours)
Access 1 Detox Referral Line:           1-866-658-1221
Suicide Distress                                  1-800-784-2433

Squamish Nation Peacekeepers:
North Vancouver:                               604-985-6147
Squamish Valley:                                604-892-9411

Vancouver Coastal Health Jump Start Program (604) 984-3795.
Address:  148 15th Street E, North Vancouver, V7L 2R1.
Provides counselling and therapy to youth with drug and alcohol issues.

Therapeutic Day Program:                          604-903-2624

Adult Assessment and Treatment Services: 604-904-3540
An interdisciplinary team providing professional mental health treatment services to individuals 19 years of age and older with psychiatric and psychosocial problems.  Our treatment services include group and individual therapy, as well as psychopharmacology when indicated.  All prospective patients are required to have a referral form from their family physician.

Emergency contact
resources in your community

If you, or someone in your care, has chest pains, difficulty breathing or severe bleeding, it could be life-threatening. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Further emergency contact information for physical &
mental health resources are available:

Poison Control     Phone:
1-800-567-8911
HealthLink BC:   24-hour,
confidential health information and advice.
Phone: 811           Deaf or
hearing-impaired:
1-866-889-4700               Web:
www.healthlinkbc.ca 

BC 211:                24/7 information and referral regarding community,
government and social services in BC
Services Include Alcohol and Drug Information and Referrel Services (ADIRS),
Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and Youth Against Violence line.
Phone: 211           For Deaf or Hearing Impaired:
604-875-0885          Web: www.bc211.ca
 

Official Results of the Sen̓áḵw Land Designation Referendum and Business Terms Vote held December 10th, 2019

Click here to download a PDF copy of the letter below, which includes signed Statements of Vote Results.

December 12, 2019

To: Squamish Nation Membership

RE:      Official Results of the Sen̓áḵw Land Designation Referendum and Business Terms Vote held December 10th, 2019

Amending the Designation of Lots 1 & 2 and Designating Lot 3 on Kitsilano I.R. No. 6 (Sen̓áḵw), and agreeing to the Business Terms of a partnership with Westbank Project Corp. to develop the lands.

On behalf of the Squamish Nation Council, we raise our hands in thanks to the Squamish Nation Membership for casting their ballot for the Sen̓áḵw Land Designation and Business Terms vote.

The results are as follows:

Question 1: “Do you approve of the Amendment of Designation of Lots 1 and 3 and the Designation of Lot 2?”
a) 3053   electors were entitled to vote in the referendum;
b) 829     electors voted in the referendum;
c) 718     votes were cast in favour of the referendum question;
d) 109     votes were cast against the referendum question;
e) 0        ballots were rejected

(Note: Two [2] electors did not provide a response to the first question on their ballot.)

Question 2: Are you in favour of the proposed development of I.R. 6, to be undertaken jointly by the Squamish Nation and Westbank substantially on the terms set out in the Business Terms Information Documents dated October 24, 2019?”
a) 3053   electors were entitled to vote in the referendum;
b) 829     electors voted in the referendum;
c) 665     votes were cast in favour of the referendum question;
d) 161     votes were cast against the referendum question;
e) 0        ballots were rejected

(Note: Three [3] electors did not provide a response to the second question on their ballot.)

These votes from Membership approve the above Land Designation and Business Terms. See attached documents from Indigenous Services Canada.

The results of the referendum were an affirmation of the direction from Membership, with 87% casting a ‘Yes’ vote on the Land Designation, and 81% casting a ‘Yes’ vote on the Business Terms.

The project team will proceed with negotiating the various servicing agreements with the City of Vancouver required to begin construction. Construction is expected to commence in 2021.

The Squamish Nation is committed to keeping Members informed about opportunities around employment and training, public art, procurement,
and more. We look forward to sharing more information about this exciting
project with you as it becomes available.

If you have any immediate questions about the project, please email senakw@nchkay.com.

Thank you,

Kristen Rivers – Tiyáltelut                   Joshua Joseph – Skwetsí7meltx̱w
Co-Chair                                            Co-Chair

Squamish Nation Members Approve Sen̓áḵw Development Project and Partnership through Referendum Vote

December 10, 2019, North Vancouver, BC — Today, the Squamish Nation Members made history by voting to approve both the land designation of Kitsilano I.R. No. 6 and business terms of a partnership with Westbank Projects Corp. (“Westbank”) by way of referendum.

718 of 827 voting Members (87%) voted in support of the land designation, and 665 of 826 voting Members (81%) voted in support of the business terms. Under the Indigenous Services Canada referendum regulations, a simple majority of votes cast by eligible Squamish Nation voters determines the referendum outcome.

The development of the 11.7-acre parcel of reserve lands at Sen̓áḵw represents the single largest development on First Nation lands in Canada, made possible through a 50-50 partnership with local developer
Westbank.

“The Squamish Nation Council is thrilled with the outcome of this referendum, which was approved by a landslide. This is truly a landmark moment in our Nation’s history. The Sen̓áḵw Project will transform the Squamish Nation by providing immense social, cultural, and economic
benefits to Squamish Nation members for generations to come,” said Khelsilem, Squamish Nation Councillor and Spokesperson.

“The Squamish Nation Council, raises our hands to thank all Squamish Nation Members who have participated in the process through attending information meetings, engaging with leadership and staff, and casting
a vote in today’s referendum.  We truly appreciate the time and effort Members put in to make an informed choice about the future of Sen̓áḵw,” said Khelsilem.

Construction on the first phase is expected to begin in 2021. Once complete, the project will bring approximately 6,000 new units into the Vancouver housing market, with 70-90% of those being market rental units.

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Media contact:
Lauren Hutchison
Communications Officer, Squamish Nation
604-363-4055
Lauren_hutchison@squamish.net

For more information about the project, visit www.senakw.com

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