BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Announces New Board of Directors

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Announces New Board of Directors

July 2019 (VICTORIA, BC) – The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) elected three new board members with eight remaining on the board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Williams Lake on July 6, 2019.

The BCAAFC welcomes three new board members to the board:

  1. Carol Camille, Lillooet Friendship Centre Society
  2. Tami Omeasoo, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
  3. Kerry Chelsea, Cariboo Friendship Society.

We thank our past board members: Victor Tom from Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society for serving as our Treasurer, and Kari Hutchison from Victoria Native Friendship Centre and Richard Samuel from Port Alberni Friendship Centre for serving as directors. We appreciate our continuing board members:

  1. President: Dr. Sharon McIvor, Conayt Friendship Society
  2. Vice-President: Elijah Mack, Conayt Friendship Society
  3. Treasurer: Joanne Mills, Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association
  4. Secretary: Cal Albright, Kermode Friendship Society
  5. Youth Representative: Shyla Elgie, Prince George Native Friendship Centre
  6. Debbie Williams, Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship Society)
  7. Matthew Baran, Ooknakane Friendship Centre
  8. Fabian Alexis, North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society

Composition of New Board of Directors:

President – Dr. Sharon McIvor, Conayt Friendship Society*

Vice-President – Elijah Mack, Conayt Friendship Society

Secretary –  Calvin Albright, Kermode Friendship Society*

Treasurer – Joanne Mills, Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Youth Representative – Shyla Elgie, Prince George Native Friendship Centre*

Director – Matthew Baran, Ooknakane Friendship Centre*

Director – Debbie Williams, Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship)*

Director – Fabian Alexis, North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society

Director – Carol Camille, Lillooet Friendship Centre Society

Director – Kerry Chelsea, Cariboo Friendship Society

Director – Tami Omeasoo, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

*Indicates Board members who are serving their second year on the board.

Always in Friendship,
Leslie Varley
Executive Director, BCAAFC