Monday, October 18, 2010

National Foster Families Week

Foster parents gathered in Hopedale over the weekend for Foster Families week.

This is the first time that an event like this was held in Nunatsiavut.

Foster parents from Nain, Makkovik and Hopedale attended the event.

The MHA for Torngat Mountains District, Patty Pottle, was also in attendance.

She says there was a good turnout for the event.

About 50 people gathered at the Amos Comenius Memorial School.

Pottle made presentations on behalf of the Honorable Joan Burke, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services.

This was done in conjunction with a similar presentation at the NL Foster Family Association’s opening ceremonies.

After the presentation, there was a performance by the local drum dancers.

She says the foster parents also took part in a two-day professional development workshop.

Pottle says a banquet was held Saturday evening.

Gifts were given to the attendees in recognition of their contributions.

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