Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nain to Celebrate National Aboriginal Awareness Week

Nain will be celebrating the National Aboriginal Awareness Week this month.

The Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD) staff in Nain will be holding various events for the week of November 15 – 19.

The staff is organizing activities such as: daily radio spots on our OKâlaKatigêt radio station, which will include quizzes each day.

Then an open house will take place on November 16 at the DHSD office from 9am to 4pm.

The open house will showcase: displays on addictions, booths, videos, handouts, and three door prizes.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided that will include soup.

During that week, DHSD will hold a poster contest on alcohol and drugs for students in grades 4 – 12.

A prize will be awarded for each grade.

A competition will be held for the primary school as well, there they will participate in a colouring contest.

They too will receive prizes for each grade.

During those visits to the schools, the DHSD staff will be educating students on addictions.

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