Pack yourself a Picnic and join us:

WHEN: September 7, from Noon till 2:30 PM
WHERE: Christ Church – 3602 8th Street SW, Calgary –  Join us in the garden beside the church or indoors if inclement weather.
EXTRAS: Beverages, fruit, and a cake to celebrate our volunteers, will be served! If you have BB&B items you can drop them off here or at St Giles. Both locations will be ready to receive your items.

We are delighted to have an Indigenous Elder, Regena Crowchild, joining us to speak about her life experiences. Please read Regena’s biography at the bottom of this Item.

Ruth-Anne, a Grandmother’s Campaign Coordinator from the Stephen Lewis Foundation, is flying into Calgary from Toronto to attend our Volunteer Appreciation Event! Ruth-Anne will be giving us an update from the foundation and is looking forward to meeting as many UG members as she can.

Please sign up at the following link so that we have an idea of how many will be attending:
Please note that should you decide to attend at the last minute without registering, please feel free to come.

Biography: Regena Crowchild was originally a member of the Blood Tribe until her marriage, at that time she transferred to Tsuut’ina. Regena is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a great great grandmother of two. Regena attended Residential school as her parents did. As a young girl, her father took her under his wing to teach her about her identity and history, as he felt that she would not be satisfied as only being a mother and wife. These teachings have led her to be an avid advocate for her people here on the homelands of the indigenous peoples. Regena spent most of her adult life in indigenous politics advocating for her people’s inherent and treaty rights. She was first elected into Council in the 70’s and then served again in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. She served as President of the Indian Association of Alberta from 1990-1994. Regena was fortunate to meet indigenous Elders throughout Canada who also taught and guided her in her political work. Now that she is not elected to serve in Council, Regena continues to be an advocate for her peoples by representing her Chief in political meetings and sharing her knowledge to both indigenous and non indigenous people.