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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Nelson Mayer, President of the National Association of Friendship Centres. Nelson passed on to the spirit world on December 20, 2016 after a short stay in hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Ella and their family. Canada’s expansive Friendship Centre Movement is grieving the loss of a true leader, a dedicated mentor, and a dear friend.

The Honoring Our Elders award was created to recognize the amazing Elders in Friendship Centre communities throughout BC. It is an annual award that will be presented to one male Elder and one female Elder each year at the BCAAFC AGM.

The 15th Annual Gathering our Voices National Indigenous Youth Conference sold out within the first week of open registration.  All 1,200 seats are now taken for the March 2017 event to be held in Kelowna, co-hosted by Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society and the BCAAFC.

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