40th Annual Elders Gathering

Williams Lake BC 7/11/2016 7/14/2016

First Nations and Indigenous Elders from across BC will gather on T'exelcemc traditional territory in Williams Lake for the 40th annual BC Elders Gathering July 11-14! 

The FNHA is a co-presenting sponsor of the Elders Gathering and our staff look forward to the event each year as a way to connect with Elders, their families and supports, and ground their work within community. 

Some highlights this year will include keynote speeches by Dr. Evan Adams and Lydia Hwitsum and screening of the Elders-Youth Video Project - an intergenerational dialogue. The FNHA Engagement Fair will feature panel speakers and an opportunity to connect with FNHA staff on shaping our work in the areas of traditional medicines and end-of-life care. Finally be sure to visit First Nations Health Benefits staff at our FNHA info both!

Elders are invited to stop by for an annual health check-up at the FNHA's health and wellness screening stations located at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds July 12-13. This year the FNHA will be offering Carbon Monoxide assessments, Injury & Fall Prevention Assessments, Kidney Screening, Oral Health Screening, and Traditional/Cultural Support.

Download the program here PDF (6.77 MB)