Fathers Day tourney a kick
Although, the weather was cool and wet, the Lilwat Youth Soccer Association Fathers Day weekend tournament June 18-19, 2005 was a success. Teams came from Seabird Island, Chehalis, Scowlitz, North Shore (Squamish Nation North Vancouver) Pemberton, Mount Currie (Lilwat Nation) and NQuatqua.
In total 28 teams with children/youth ages 4-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16 and 17-21 participated. The number of children involved was over 420. Many moms and dads, family and friends enjoyed the games.
Alphonse Wallace, head coach said he was actually happy that it wasnt sunny, and that the weather was just right. He also said "the tournament went well and thanks everyone who chipped in to help."
A lot of volunteer donations helped make this tournament a huge success. Parents of the Lilwat Youth Soccer Association contribute hugely by way of volunteer coaching, clearing and lining of the fields, food donations for the concession, organizing concession, working in concession and year long fund raising.
Mount Currie Band Programs including NNADAP alcohol and drug counselling program, Diabetes Prevention Program, Residential School Program, Tobacco Reduction Program all contributed. Thank you to the, NQuatqua community (Anderson Lake Band) for their contributions.
The B.C. Council for Families will be awarding $100 toward this Fathers Day tournament.
The whole plan of the soccer association is to keep our children happy, active and healthy. This annual Fathers Day weekend tournament is something for us all to look forward to. Moms made a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. With a little rest, planning and fundraising will start for the next year tournament. A big Thank you to all that volunteered their time to make this tournament a success.
Theresa A. Williams
It takes a community
Mountains of thanks to everyone who donated their time and financial support to "Kids Love Camp" for Lyndsay and Mackenzie. Our fundraising exceeded our original goal! Were not only sending them both to a camp this summer, but also adding a healthy amount to the trust set up for them by their grandma. This is truly an amazing community. The outpouring of love to these children truly touches the heart.
Special thanks to Shelly and Marilyn at The Bottle Depot, Bruce at Nesters, NSCU, Keith Bennett, Curtis Smith and Dawn at the RMOW, Pique Newsmagazine, Sabre Rentals, Lance at Home Hardware, Great Games and Toys, Cracked Pepper Café, Great Glass Elevator, The Re-Use It Centre, Mountain Paint, Bill our BBQ King, Peter, Darel, Cathy, Dawna, Eva, Gerhard, Carmen and Mollys Grandpa who worked tirelessly at the car wash, Mr. Reimers Grade 6 class who made signs and posters, collected bottles and washed cars you guys ROCK! Julie Kelly and the Pemberton kids who had a bottle drive, too! Carmen for her great big Sponge Bob signs, and the absolute mountain of bottles collected in Emerald Estates!