Wachiay hosts open house

The Wachiay Friendship Centre will celebrate National Aboriginal Day by hosting an open house this Friday.

The Wachiay Friendship Centre will celebrate National Aboriginal Day by hosting an open house this Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A barbecue salmon lunch will be available, by donation. Family-friendly activities will also be available.

“We invite all to this day of celebration,” says Wachiay board president Cora Beddows.

Wachiay has been in operation since August 1995, serving the off- reserve/urban aboriginal population of the Comox Valley. Operations/services have grown over the years, to where Wachiay provides services to everyone in the Comox Valley.

Programs include: homeless outreach, advocacy, FASD Youth Legacy, FASD Keyworker, elder support and Roots.

“Our linkages to the community are integral to our philosophy and operations,” adds Beddows. “We hope that many of our partners and friends can join us for this celebration.”

— Wachiay Friendship Centre

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