Youth Week 2019!

Welcome to Youth Week 2019 hosted by the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation!

Get your #BOCNYouthWeek passports at any venue throughout Youth Week. Participate in 5 or more Youth Week activities and be entered to win a $1000 vacation package! Open to youth and families who are members of and/or reside on the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. All events are free to attend.

Day 1: Monday, February 18, 2019
  1. Snow Sculpture Contest
    – Enter at Blackhawks Esso with Name and House #
    – Judging will take place at noon on Friday, February 22
    – 1st Place: $500
    – 2nd Place: $300
    – 3rd Place: $200
    – Free coffee at Blackhawks Esso from Mon, Feb 18 – Fri, Feb 22
    – Sponsored by Blackhawks Esso
  2. Free Customer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast
    – 11am to 1pm
    – Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre
    – Sponsored by Blackhawks Grill & Pizza
  3. Free Public Skating
    – 11am to 1pm
    – Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre
    – Sponsored by the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  4. BOCN Amazing Race
    – Registration begins at 12:30pm, 1pm start, prize ceremony at 4pm
    – Veterans Hall
    – Teams of 4
    – 1 team member must have access to a cellular telephone w/ data
    – 1 team member must have access to a vehicle/transportation w/ valid drivers license
    – 1 team member must have an Instagram account
    – 1st Place: $400
    – 2nd Place: $300
    – 3rd Place: $200
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  5. Ribbon Skirt Making & Elder Teachings
    – Open to all interested young girls ages 14+
    – Only 25 spots available
    – 5pm to 10pm
    – CRCEC
    – All materials provided
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by QBOWCFS
  6. Nintendo Switch MarioKart Tournament
    – Registration begins at 5pm
    – Veterans Hall
    – 3 Age Categories: (7-11y/o – 50cc), (12-16y/o – 100cc), (17+y/o – 150cc)
    – 1st Place (7-11y/o): Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart Game
    – 1st Place (12-16y/o): Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart Game
    – 1st Place (17+y/o): Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart Game
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by Maurice Law

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Day 2: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 “Cultural Day”
  1. Elder Story Telling & Feast
    – Young men and women shall observe cultural protocol regarding feasts
    – All BOCN members encouraged to attend
    – Story telling begins at 1pm
    – Feast begins at 2pm, CRCEC Gym
    – Sponsored by Willow Cree Health
  2. “Honouring our Youth” Round Dance
    – 8pm start, CRCEC Gym
    – MC: Rodney Ballantyne
    – Stickman: “Wapan” Collin Eyahpaise
    – Singers will be paid
    – Midnight lunch provided
    – Absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed in the premises
    – Sponsored by Willow Cree Health

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Day 3 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 “Sports Day”
  1. Skills Competition
    – Hockey (1pm – 2;15pm), Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre. Categories: Fastest Skater, Accuracy Shooting, Passing Challenge, Hardest Shot
    – Broomball (2:30pm – 4:30pm, Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre. Categories: Fastest Running with Broom and Ball, Accuracy Shooting, Passing Challenge, Farthest Glide
    – Volleyball (1pm – 2:15pm), CRCEC Gym Court 1. Categories: Service Accuracy, Best Digger, Best Setter, Best Spiker
    – Basketball (1pm – 2:15pm), CRCEC Gym Court 2. Categories: Best Slam Dunk, Fastest Runner while Dribbling, 3-Pointer Shooter, Farthest Shot
    – Soccer (2:30pm – 345pm), CRCEC Gym. Categories: Fastest Runner, Accuracy Shooting, Best Defense, Best Tender
    – Sponsored by the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  2. Sporting Excellence Awards Banquet
    – 6pm Supper
    – CRCEC Gym
    – Presentations
    – Sponsored by the Willow Cree Gaming Authority

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Day 4 – Thursday, February 21, 2019 “Wellness Day”
  1. Taking Care of YOUth
    – 1pm to 4pm
    – Veterans Hall
    – Manicures, pedicures, haircuts, massages
    – Talks on Suicide Awareness & Prevention, Sexual Health for Young Men & Women, Bullying Awareness Prevention and Social Media, Marijuana and Youth: DUIs, Possession Charges, and their impacts on the future of our youth
    – Information Booths
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by Willow Cree Health
  2. Meal and Talent Show
    – 4:30pm start
    – Veterans Hall
    – 4:30pm – Chili-making contest
    – 6:00pm – Jigging contest
    – “Mini Me” contest
    – Talent Show categories: Youth 17 and under; Adult Karaoke; Adult Professional
    – Cash prizes!
    – Sponsored by QBOWCFS

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Day 5 – Friday, February 22, 2019 “Arts & Fun Day”
  1. Fine and Cultural Arts Development
    – 1pm to 4pm
    – Veterans Hall
    – Voice lessons with Connie Mike
    – Guitar lessons with Colton Mike
    – Fiddle lessons with Dean Bernier
    – Druming lessons with Garrett Gamble
    – Photography lessons with Curtis Cameron
    – Painting lessons with Brian Seesequasis
    – Jigging lessons with Angel Prosper (Creeland Dancers)
    – Hand drumming lessons with Rodney Ballantyne
    – 45 minute sessions are introductory only
    – Interest and numbers may require adjustment to the lessons
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by Leon’s Furniture
  2. Children’s Festival
    – 1pm to 4pm
    – CRCEC Gym
    – Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Balloons
    – Baby Crawling contest
    – Dancing contest
    – Best Costume contest
    – Cash prizes!
    – Snacks provided
    – Sponsored by Willow Cree Health
  3. Much Music Video Dance Party
    – 8pm – 1am
    – Veterans Hall
    – Canteen on-site
    – Security on-site
    – Prizes
    – Sponsored by the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  4. Youth Week Grand Prize Announcement
    – $1000 Saskatoon Vacation includes: fuel, accommodation, meals, entertainment
    – 9pm
    – Veterans Hall
    – Sponsored by Leon’s Furniture

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