Friends of Cheakamus

We are pleased to launch First Sunday events for Friends of Cheakamus members. Themed events will run the first Sunday of most months through December 1, 2019. 

Please join us for our next First Sunday event on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

Friends of Cheakamus First Sunday: Potlatch Methodology Discussion

Join Dr. Justin Wilson, & Tawx’sin Yexwulla (Aaron Nelson-Moody) in conversation about the ancient system of potlatching as place-based inspiration for modern program or policy development. This methodology is a good place to start discussions for those who work in the social services sector (e.g. education, health care, youth and community services) that interact with First Nations community, or are interested in where to begin with protocol and reconciliation discussions involving Indigenous communities.

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Cheakamus Centre South Entrance - Spakwus House

Registration is required for this Friends of Cheakamus member event. If you are already a member, thank you! Please RSVP now to save your spot.

Not a member yet? With a donation of $25 or more, you can participate in this event along with exclusive seasonal activities throughout the year. To make a donation click here, or by cheque or cash payment on the day. All donations support our environmental and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) cultural education programs, and conservation work.

To learn more, contact Sarah Bainbridge at sarah@cheakamuscentre.ca

Please Note:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Hot drinks provided. Please bring your own water bottle and litterless snacks/lunch
  • Sorry, no dogs

Click here to learn about our past events!

Become a Friend today to participate in unique, family-friendly events throughout the year!

Donate to the Cheakamus Foundation and automatically become a Friend of Cheakamus. Join an ever-growing community of outdoor enthusiasts who have a love of nature, and a passion for environmental education and conservation. As a Friend of Cheakamus you will have access to the Cheakamus Centre ecological reserve for seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events, and will be kept informed of the lasting impact of your support.

Choose a donation level that is right for you:

  • Donate $25.00 and receive a subscription to Cheakamus Centre’s e-newsletter and seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events for a single individual; be part of the reciprocal program with over 140 nature centres.
  • Donate $75.00 and receive a subscription to Cheakamus Centre’s e-newsletter and seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events for a family of four; be part of the reciprocal program with over 140 nature centres.
  • Donate $500+ and in addition to above, receive a listing on the Friends of Cheakamus donor wall.

For upper-level donations, please contact Sarah Bainbridge at sarah@cheakamuscentre.ca or visit our Sponsorship page.

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Please Note: Our Friends of Cheakamus have access to the Cheakamus Centre ecological reserve during scheduled special events only. School programs are in progress most days. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that drop in visits are not possible.