Annual Community Events
We are responding to today's challenges with programs and services to meet our community needs.
Since its incorporation in 1994, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation has delivered a wide variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the local community. These include housing initiatives, Job Corps, Integrated Training, other employment training programs, Early Intervention programs, Youth-at-Risk programs, healing and community wellness programs, a Health Liaison and education program, cross-cultural awareness training, and many other short term projects.
AWN also hosts several annual events that support the social development of our community.
Stay in School
AWN holds an annual Stay in School Awards day every August to recognize the hard work and dedication of our youth.
Awards are presented to students for their completion of ECS, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 9 and High School Graduation.
Canada Day Float
Every year AWN enters a float into the Canada Day Parade Celebrations in Grande Cache. With the help of the AWN staff, youth and some community volunteers we are able to display such beautiful floats! Check out some of our recent floats. A big thanks to past AFL leaders for your time in creating these masterpieces!
2015 - Super hero theme
2014 - AWN 20th Anniversary
2013 - Magic in the Mountains theme
An annual AWN event, usually held in June or July. We hold a family friendly Baseball day to get our youth out having fun and being active. We have games and activities for all ages. This year we combined Baseball Day and Aboriginal Day together which was a fantastic day with family and friends! Let's Play Ball!
An annual AWN event that takes place just before the Christmas holiday season. Each family is invited to pick up a turkey. Want to learn more - updates will come out at the beginning of December or stop by the office.
Aboriginal Day is an annual event held on National Aborignal Day weekend in June. This is a day for family and friends to gather together to enjoy some fun games and delicious food! Everyone is welcome to particpate in the festivities. This year we had a rope burning contest, bannock making challenge, tug of war and so much more! The James Gang Drummers performed and the young Jingle Dancers showed off their skills as well.
If you have photos from this years Aboriginal Day/Baseball Day, please share them with us so we may show off all the fun that we had!
Elders Christmas Feast
The Holiday Season is a special time of the year and we like to give thanks to our elders who work so hard throughout the year. We invite all elders from our community to come join us for an afternoon of delicious food and fun company! It is a treat for the AWN staff to prepare this event for our elders and we look forward to it each and every year. And if there is time, we even try to squeeze in a round or two of Bingo fun! For more information on this, please stop by our office.
Alberta Future Leaders (AFL)
Alberta Future Leaders program is a youth mentorship program. The program runs in partnership with the Alberta Sports Connection and Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Check out their website here.
AWN was fortunate to host the AFL program from 2011 to 2014. We hope to have the opportunity to host the program again in the near future. Thank you to all previous mentors for your dedication and creativity! Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this possible. Thank you to Alberta Sport Connection and Alberta Foundation for the Arts for your partnership in the program.
AWN previous AFL Mentors:
2014 - Mary McNeill & Tim Dowlar-Coltman
2013 - Chehala Leonard & Josh McAlpine
2012 - Montana Cardinal & Nyamal
2011 - Moe Bsat & Kirby Stones