Jasmine McCrimmon-Cook

Victoria Native Friendship Centre hosts wellness event

Organizers hope Nurturing Our Spirits event becomes annual family celebration

First Nations support groups are hoping a wellness event that focuses on food, fitness and fun becomes an annual event at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.

Held on June 27, Nurturing Our Spirits was the first of what’s hoped will be an annual collaboration between Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services, M’akola Housing Society and Hulitan Family and Community Services Society.

“We really want to encourage healthy choices, whether that’s with nutrition, healing and wellness or physical activity,” said Kendra Gage, Hulitan executive director.

Gage said the centre also hosts an annual back-to-school picnic each August for aboriginal families who need help with school supplies.

“I think we handed out 1,300 backpacks filled with supplies last year,” she said.

Find more information on the back-to-school picnic at surroundedbycedar.com.

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