Attention Assignment Editors; Media Advisory: Hundreds of Metis Citizens Set to Gather for Major Health Announcement in Kelowna

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 12, 2007) – The Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) will announce at its 10th Annual General Meeting in Kelowna that it has received funding for the Aboriginal ActNow BC strategy, a partnership-based, community-focused cross-ministry health promotion initiative designed to address chronic disease and injury risk factors in the Aboriginal community. The Provincial Ministry of Health, through the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, is working with the MNBC to develop culturally relevant pilot projects in each of the seven MNBC regions.The MNBC AGM will host over 500 Metis citizens to vote on resolutions, participate in trade and talent shows, and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Metis Nation in BC.

The BC United Metis Youth Circle (BCUMYC) will also hold its ninth Annual Youth Meeting from Sept. 19 – 21 in conjunction with the MNBC AGM in Kelowna.

Event: MNBC 10th Annual General Meeting
Who: Hon. Mike de Jong, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Hon. Tom Christensen, Minister of Child and Family Development Senator Gerry St. Germain, (BC – Conservative) Sharon Shepherd, Mayor of Kelowna
When: September 21 – 23, 2007
Where: Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3 Ph: (250) 763-4500

The MNBC would like to thank its AGM sponsors:

Gold – Enbridge, Royal Bank, Trinidad Drilling, Objectified Software

Silver – City of Dawson Creek, Encana, BC Construction Assn, VanASEP

Bronze – BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corp, Manning Elliot, WCG International

For more information, please contact

Metis Nation British Columbia
Scott MacDonald
Communications Officer
(604) 801-5853

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