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Mission Statement

To provide an Aboriginal Culture, Educational & Training Programming Centre for the people of Hay River.

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

SEFC Youth Resource Centre

After School Program

Summer Culture Camp

Winter Fun!

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

SEFC Youth Resource Centre

After School Program

Summer Culture Camp

Winter Fun!

Programs & Services:

To promote & provide opportunities that enhance personal growth & that advocate a healthy & productive lifestyle for all in the community & surrounding areas.

Training

The SEFC strives to offer quality educational training programs that will empower our youth & strengthen our families.

Summer Cultural Camp

Have fun, make new friends, & learning new skills. Camp details will be posted on our calendar.

B.E.A.R.

Beneficial Exploration of Ambition & Resourcefulness

Elders

Providing opportunities for elders to be visible in the community & build relationships with our youth.

Youth Centre

A culturally based Youth Resource Centre providing career enhancement, personal development & cultural awareness activities to increase the self-esteem, self-awareness & self-sufficiency of aboriginal youth in Hay River.

 

Resolution Support Workers

Counselling & support services to deal with the trauma, past experiences from Indian Residential School and how it has been effecting you and your family over the years.

The SEFC is proud to offer diverse programming, largely dependent on funding & volunteers.

See the calendar below for information about upcoming programs.

 

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What Does the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre Mean to You?

To me, the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre means camaraderie & strength; it’s a place to celebrate, gather, learn, & grow.

Liz Pope

Board Member

It means a lot to me & to all the people of Hay River. It’s here for us & their resources help us better ourselves.

Ronald Lamalice

Program Participant

A place of learning and gathering of the community together… a place of Friendship.

Clayton Lennie

Volunteer

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Community Member

Meet Our Team

Board Members

Margaret Jerome,  President
Cheryl Melanson, Vice-President
Liz Pope, Treasurer
Larone Lafferty, Secretary
Dorothy Mandeville, Elder Board Member
Cynthia Mandeville, Board Member
Monica Maurice, Board Member
Alva Lockhart, Board Member

Staff Members

Florence Brown, Executive Director
Crystal Hope, Administrative Assistant
Alisha Gargan, Receptionist
Alina Lizotte, Program Coordinator
Margaret Anikina, Program Assistant
Sam Beaulieu, Youth Worker
Priscilla Buggins, Custodian

Board Members

Margaret Jerome,  President
Vacant, Vice-President
Cheryl Melanson, Treasurer
Liz Pope, Treasurer
Monica Maurice, Board Memeber
Ramona McKay, Board Member
Santiago Lau-a, Elder Board Member
Vacant, Youth Board member

                   Staff Members

Florence Brown, Executive Director
Crystal Hope, Administrative Assistant
Constance Zvidzai, Job Coach
Ron Lamaice, Office Assistant

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

 Helen Keller

Stop by to learn about some great volunteer opportunities!

Share your ideas & your strengths!

Be a part of our amazing team!

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

 Helen Keller

We have great volunteer opportunities!

Share your ideas & your strengths!

Be a part of our amazing team!

History of the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

The Metis Association started in the late 60’s. The Association was interested in starting a Friendship Centre.
I went down to Peace River to get Beatrice Morin to come and work for the Metis Association. We hired her to work for us first, then we started the Friendship Centre meetings. I don’t know exactly what year that was.
We started on Vale Island. We had Mabel Bourne and Beatrice Morin in the Metis office. We had our own building on the corner. Percy Monkman was there. We were across the road from the Kozy Kourt.
We had our budget at that time, mostly from the head office of the Metis Association in Yellowknife. The Friendship Centre got money. I got mixed up with Tom Eagle in Yellowknife. He was running the friendship Centres. I think that’s how we started. He helped us get the Friendship Centre going.
It took a few years. Every time we had a chance when we were travelling, we’d try and talk about friendship centres. I thought at that time when I saw a few friendship centres like Peace River’s Friendship Centre, Beatrice was working there, I thought, “We need one in Hay River.”
We got it finally.

History of SEFC

The Metis Association started in the late 60’s. The Association was interested in starting a Friendship Centre.
At that time when I saw a few friendship centres like Peace River’s Friendship Centre… I thought, “We need one in Hay River.”
We got it finally.

Founding Members

Mabel Dunn, Telephone Operator
Eileen Vail, Manpower Counsellor
Irene Landry, Homemaker
Marina Dimion, Dept. of Highways

Mabel Dunn, Telephone Operator
Eileen Vail, Manpower Counsellor
Irene Landry, Homemaker
Marina Dimion, Dept. of Highways

Rosa Loutit, NTCL Cook
Hazel Steiner, Homemaker
Lauret Carriere, Homemaker
Violet LaFluer, Homemaker
Beatrice Morin, Field Worker

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Contact us today for more details!

Get In Touch

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

8 Gagnier Street
Hay River, NT
X0E 1G2

 

(867) 874 – 6581

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