MEMO: $50 Christmas Card Per-Capita Distribution

To: Membership, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Council, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Date: November 18, 2019

Re: $50 Christmas Card Per-Capita Distribution

Tansi Membership of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation,

Each year, we see the challenges that Christmas can bring for families in our community. We see families celebrating with what they can, however they can; but most importantly, we see families coming together to enjoy the company of loved ones over the holidays.

In year’s past, we have not been in a financial position to provide more than what we have. This year is different. This year, our collective hard-work is paying off. This year, we are in a financial position to provide a $50 Walmart Gift Card to every member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation just in time for Christmas. Our Legacy Trust is working for us, and this year, we have made it a priority to budget those funds to ensure this Christmas is just a little bit brighter.

Each member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation can collect their $50 Christmas Gift Card at either the on-reserve Community Christmas CelebrationThursday, December 5th at the CRCEC Gym; or the Saskatoon Urban Christmas Meal, Friday, December 6th at the Saskatoon Inn. Additional details are forthcoming. Off-reserve members from afar can complete the form below and have their card mailed to them. Off-reserve cards will be mailed on December 6th, 2019. Families with unique or special requirements must contact our Membership Clerk at (306) 467-4523 to explain their situation and make appropriate arrangements.

We wish everyone a Merrier Christmas in 2019!


– Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation


Off-Reserve/Urban Submission Form:


Community Christmas & Secret Santa

You’re invited!

All members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation are invited to attend the annual Community Christmas & Secret Santa!


  • Saturday, December 8th
  • CRCEC Gym
  • Sleigh Rides: 2-5pm
  • Meal: 3-5pm
  • Santa Claus: 4pm
  • Fireworks: 6pm

Door prizes available to be won, and gifts for youth 12 y/o and under will be distributed.

Transportation is available from Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

Saskatoon Departures
  • Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, 168 Wall St, 1pm
  • Confederation Mall Bus Terminal, 300 Confederation Dr, 1pm
Prince Albert Departures
  • Galaxy Cinemas, 2995 – 2nd Ave W, 1pm

Busses will depart city locations promptly at 1pm. Members utilizing transportation are advised that they will be on-reserve all day, plan accordingly. Busses will depart back to the cities at 7pm following the fireworks show.

You’re invited!

All Seniors/Elders of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation are invited to attend the annual Elders’ Christmas Gathering!


  • Tuesday, December 11th
  • Veterans Memorial Hall
  • Flea Market (Bake/Craft sale, Bingo): 12-4:30pm
  • “Alone at Home” Indigenous Theatre by Curtis Peeteetuce: 4:30-6pm
  • Supper: 6-7pm