Yearly Equay-Wuk gatherings effective
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
Equay-Wuk Women’s Group hosted the yearly Gathering from February 27 to March 1. The Gathering is an event that provides training and current information in the communities.
“We have guest speakers from other organizations who are invited to present on topics such as youth, family violence, women in business, murdered indigenous women, elections Canada, and so on,” said Equay-Wuk project coordinator and executive director Darlene Angeconeb.
Equay-Wuk has been in existence since 1989 as a non-profit, charitable women’s group. It serves 31 First Nation communities, running programs and services year-round for women, youth and their families. The yearly Gathering is a big part of reaching out to women with up to date information, and also hosting events that allow women and youth to have fun.
“We always try our best to present current topics to the women,” said Angeconeb. “We also had a talent night on Wednesday hosted by Jason Bailey of Volt Entertainment. It presented a good opportunity for some young people to showcase their talents.”
There were consistently around 25 women in attendance, along with Equay-Wuk board members. The Gathering provides the women with a good platform to discuss issues and concerns, which helps provide Equay-Wuk with direction for future programs and projects to further serve communities.