PHEW!! What a title, huh? But that is what it is called. Life is so busy that sometimes it is difficult just to select one thing to talk about. I will attempt to limit myself.
You may have noticed the name Parker up there in the title. He is the son of my son and he is named for his grandfather, Richard, whose nickname used to be "Parky".
Parker is now staying with Holly Ann and Robert. He is going to be attending school in Sechelt very soon. He had nowhere else to go, so is the usual Higgins manner, Holly Ann has taken him in. Sometimes that old saying about putting another tin of water in the soup is too true.
So far, this is what the Event looks like. It will be held at the Sechelt Indian Band community hall in Sechelt on March 26, 2011. That is also my 78th birthday. Please don't think you have to bring a birthday gift. Just bring something for the silent auction.
Marlene, who dreamed up this whole event, will over-see the whole shebang, and if you know Marlene, you know she will do a wonderful job.
Justin is in charge of making posters and advertising the event. Way to go, Justin!
Jared, Holly Ann's eldest son, is in charge of the kitchen. He will require helpers, so please sign up right away. There will be food of course, both traditional and other. There will be a bake sale, so buy lots and freeze them for your lunches over the next few weeks.
There will be Drumming and Singing; and hopefully, some dancing. You won't want to miss this!!
Temahtahnah will be telling Kid's Stories, for kids of all ages.
Barb will be telling a couple of her Elder Tales. Come out and laugh and cry along with us.
There will be a 50/50 draw managed by Cindy lee.
Hannah will look after Silent Auction.
Jan has donated two fabulous wooden bowls crafted from wood from the Sunshine Coast. They are wonderful.
Ed has donated one of his framed prints.
Joah is canvassing for items for the Silent Auction, so come on folks, dig down.
Denise is baking up a Storm for the bake sale; she could use lots of help, guys.
There will be a humongous Raffle -these are just a few of the prizes so far. There is a beautifully crafted traditional Red Cedar Hat, a Beaded Purse that is a marvelous creation, A hand painted 20 inch drum by the portrait artist Olivia Candelle. The picture on the drum is Barb's canoe The S-yewens Ihems Sila ( which means the Spirits of our Grandmothers). There a huge mysterious, shamanistic oil painting of the Indian stories that are up there for all to behold.( If you know what to look for.)
That's all for to-night, folks. Pleasant dreams.