November 1

Murder Mystery in Kitimat

For the first time in the history of AFFNO, we hosted a Murder Mystery fundraiser in Kitimat, on October 30. But also … it was our first in-person indoor event anywhere in the Northwest since February 2020. The mystery was held at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club, and including volunteers, more than 75 people participated. All COVID-19 protocols were in place. 

Also, AFFNO raised approximately $1,000 gross at the event. A huge thank you to all of the local businesses in Kitimat who supported us, even while this pandemic continues!

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September 27

A day of healing

Before reconciliation can become a reality, the healing must begin. On Monday, September 27 at the Ksan Village in Hazelton, AFFNO, in partnership with the Francophone Youth Council of B.C. (CJFCB) invited the Hazelton Secondary School students (HSS) to participate and listen to stories from residential school survivors.

Gary Patsey, a survivor, was the main speaker at the event. Shanna McCarthy, a French Immersion Grade 11 student at HSS who is also Gitxsan, is one of 12 participants who were chosen by the CJFCB for the Connecte Project, and she worked hard throughout September to organise A Day of Healing for her school. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, only 100 people participated. AFFNO produced T-shirts in three official languages (English, French, and Gitxsanimaax) with the message “Every Child Matters” and Michelle Stoney, a Gitxsan artist but also a French Immersion grad, created the artwork for the event.

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