To celebrate its official opening, Actor Adam Beach of the film Smoke Signals attended in his new role as official ambassador. It was a gala evening of dignitaries and presentations organized by the Malahat Nation as a special fundraiser in support of the construction of its new Kwunew Kwasun Cultural Resource Centre in the Cowichan Valley.
It is the new gathering place for literacy, education and cultural revival programs and services for the Malahat Nation and an initiative to preserve ad protect a lasting legacy for its children and youth and future generations.
Former Lt Gov, The Honourable Steven Point, remarked in his keynote address, “The Centre will provide a new community focal point and will be the place to gather, learn and reinforce the cultural and tradition values of the Malahat people. The wisdom of the Malahat elders will be shared at the Centre, while embracing modern technology, learning and educational programming, opportunities so necessary for success in today’s world.”
Recently, the Malahat Nation announced that Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, will be the auctioneer for its 2nd annual fund raising Gala on November 1, 2014. Funds are being raised to support the development and delivery of Kwunew Kwasun Centre’s educational and cultural programs.
Elkington Forest is proud to be building for tomorrow on traditional Malahat First Nation Land
and has sought to protect the land’s ecological heritage through its conservation initiatives and committments. For more info click here.
Deep in the heart of the forest, the natural rhythm unfolds, stirring the hearts of those who promise to protect her for the future.
Photo: New Logo for Kwunew Kwasun Cultural Resource Centre, from www.malahatnation.ca.