The YES Fund

The Yellow Point Ecological Society (YES) Fund

A Fund for Youth Sports and Recreation for the Snuneymuxw First Nation

 

 

Help us raise funds to assist young people of the Snuneymuxw First Nation to engage in sports and athletic activities.

Amount Raised to Date: $1875

 

The Yellow Point Ecological Society (Y.E.S.) has set a goal to raise $2,500 to assist young people from the Snuneymuxw First Nation to engage in sports and athletic activities including basketball, lacrosse, soccer, paddling, workouts and strength training. The funds will be given to the Snuneymuxw Recreation and Wellness Centre to help young men and women overcome financial barriers to participation in sports.

Suicide rates among First Nations are six to eleven times the Canadian average, but the Snuneymuxw have been suicide-free for six years. Bill Yoachim, a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and executive director of Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services, credits the change to their determination to include youth in reviving traditional Snuneymuxw culture and to youth engagement in athletic programs, which make people feel alive.

It is for this reason that we want to contribute, to encourage continued engagement and success.

The Yellow Point Ecological Society values community service, and we understand that a beautiful, fair and sustainable future needs social, economic and environmental resilience. We hope you will join us in our endeavour.

For more information, please contact Guy Dauncey at guydauncey@earthfuture.com or 250-924-1445