Creating Hope Society

Some background, and upcoming events.

Creating Hope Society (CHS) is a non-profit charitable society established by Aboriginal people to recognize that the Sixties and Seventies Child Welfare Scoop of Aboriginal children is a continuation of the Residential School era. We believe that it is time to halt the cycle of Aboriginal children being separated from their families and communities.

CHS programming addresses the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a person’s life, their family, and their community. We provide Aboriginal people with real opportunities to learn, to grow, and to make positive choices for themselves and their families. This is accomplished by providing people with a safe, supportive community where they can explore alternative life choices, test out new ways of approaching issues, and succeed in mainstream society.

Everyone is welcome to join Creating Hope Society’s exciting events that engage in bringing the community together to celebrate life. Every round dance event is about taking the time to meet old friends and make new ones. A round dance is for everyone: children, parents, Elders, and lovers. Without drummers and singers, there wouldn’t be round dances. If you don’t know how to round dance, it’s pretty easy. The individuals who want to dance join hands and make a chain that moves in circular motion. The dance is to move to their left with a side-shuffle step to reflect the beat of the drum.

A big thank you to our partners Kohkom Kisewatisiwin Society and sponsorship by the City of Edmonton.

The Heart of the Community Kohkom, Moshum, and Children’s Round Dance
May 5, 2019
Bannock contest and Entertainment 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Feast 5:00 p.m.
Round Dance begins at 6:00 p.m.
Abbotsfield Recreation Center – 3006-118 Avenue

Family Spirit Martial Arts Fundraiser
June 1, 2019
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Events begins 6:00 p.m.
Edmonton Intercultural Centre
9538 107 Avenue

Family Spirit Martial Arts operates on a limited budget, and we invite you to attend the fundraising that can provide the money necessary to hold classes, events, and sessions throughout the year. This event is to build a dream for these children and youth who want to attend the Martial Arts competition in Calgary. The second reason for the fundraising event is to purchase a Martial Arts outfit for all the children and youth. We all hope to see you at the Family Spirit Martial Arts fundraiser. Building our children and youth makes a stronger community. A big thank you to the Edmonton Intercultural Centre, Lil Ninjas, and Youth Divers Programs and our silent partner Creating Hope Society for their in-kind contribution.

“Once you are a DAD, you are a DAD for life”

It’s time to dust off those golf clubs and join us for our fifth Annual “Dads Matter Too!” Charity Golf Tournament taking place on June 13 at The Ranch Golf and Country Club!  We are looking forward to enjoying another successful and exciting day. Please feel free to share this with your friends, coworkers and family.

Team Registration and Sponsorship Package is available at our website creatinghopesociety.ca, where you can also pay online via PayPal. The cost is $650/team.

If you have any questions about the tournament, or you would like to become a corporate sponsor please call (780) 668-9071 or email dckachur@shaw.ca. We hope to see you there!

Information provided by the Creating Hope Society.

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