Honouring our Elders at Christmas

It’s Christmas time, that time of the year for us to celebrate the Season together. Circle Project held its 18th Annual Elder’s Christmas Party on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The party had a mix of fun, frolic, games and dance, and our guests were able to reconnect with those they had not seen throughout the year. The evening kicked off  with Elder Noel Starblanket offering a prayer to the Creator and with Jeff Cappo leading the Lone Creek Drum Group in an Honour Song.

The buffet supper was a sumptuous meal of turkey with all the fixings and was greatly appreciated by all. After supper, the elders enjoyed coffee, tea and a wide array of desert items. The musical entertainment kicked off with Brian Sklar and the Tex Pistols providing some good old fashioned toe tapping tunes for the gathering to enjoy. Many of the elders took a spin around the dance floor for a shot at winning one of many spot dance prizes. This was followed by an all-time favourite, the jigging competition. Many took to the floor in an effort to show off their fancy footwork and although there could only be one winner, everyone had a great time sharing laughter and good natured ribbing.

One of the highlights of the evening was our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, were a draw was held to determine the winners. Those who were lucky enough to hear their names called were given a Christmas gift to take home. In addition to this, each elder received a box of special treats to take home and enjoy.

The night wrapped up with the Circle Project Staff and Council singing an enthusiastic, if not always in tune, version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and a round dance with all in attendance who were able participating.

Once again, our friends at K+S Potash Canada assisted us in providing a special evening to celebrate our elders. With their continued sponsorship we were able to provide an extra special evening. Circle Project would like to take this opportunity to thank K+S Potash Canada for their generous contribution towards honouring our elders this holiday season!

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