Community Notices

Schákwel tl’ Sq’éwqel | Sq’éwqel Sqwélqwel Pípé

Reconnect and Rejuvenate at Seabird Island

After two years of isolation, Seabird Island looks forward to safely reopening our doors and bringing our community back together. We recognize the toll COVID-19 has taken on our collective mental, emotional, and spiritual health. While the pandemic challenged us all, it could not break our bonds. Now we eagerly anticipate renewed social interaction between staff and community members.

Seabird plans to resume in-person gatherings, including meetings, workshops, ceremonies, and community dinners. We welcome visitors to join upcoming events like our high school graduation, provided they follow our COVID-19 precautions. Most importantly, we look forward to seeing our elders, youth, and all community members once again.

As we open our doors, safety remains the top priority. Our COVID-19 protections include:

  • Mandatory masking in all Band Office common areas
  • Providing ample hand sanitizer
  • Continued hand washing reminders
  • Asking those feeling unwell to stay home
  • Encouraging vulnerable groups to take precautions after large gatherings

The future shines brightly as we come back together. Seabird Island’s light was never extinguished during the darkest days. Now we emerge stronger, more resilient, and filled with joyful anticipation for collective healing. Join us as we reopen our wings.

Seabird Island Story

May 2024

Our Latest Schedule

June 1 – 15 2024

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June 20, 2024

Garbage & Recycling Temporary Schedule Change

Garbage, recycling, and major garbage pick-up are rescheduled due to office closures on Monday, June 24, for Staff Development, and Monday, July 1, for Canada Day.

Below are the confirmed dates:

  • Garbage day: Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 2
  • Recycling: Wednesday, June 26 and Wednesday, July 3
  • Major Garbage (core): Thursday, July 4

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June 19, 2024

SIB Pet Challenge

Rules:

  • Weekly Challenges will be posted weekly on the Lands Facebook page according to the schedule.
  • Each challenge will specify what is required, whether it is a photo or a video and where to deliver.
  • Deadline for submission is September 3. You can submit at any time before this date. The results will be published on September 6.
  • More challenges you complete, the more points you get! Note that there are bonus points to be won.
  • Have fun! Enjoy a summer of bonding with your pets.

Email your pictures and questions to: animal.services@seabirdisland.ca

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June 18, 2024

Event – Rescheduled to June 25th – Enbridge Sunrise Information Session

Enbridge is pleased to invite all Seabird Island community members to an upcoming meeting on the proposed Sunrise Expansion Program (Project).

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June 18, 2024

National Indigenous Fisheries Institute – ITSD Hub Internship Opportunity

The ITSD Hub is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic intern to join their team for a 3-month paid internship. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to the development of training initiatives that support Indigenous Peoples in the fisheries and oceans sector.

Indigenous youth aged 19-30 from across Canada can apply and are asked to apply by sending a resume and a short statement on why you would like to intern with the Hub, to info@itsdhub.ca

  • 3-month paid Internship for Indigenous
    youth (ages 19-30) from across Canada
  • 35hrs/week of remote work
  • Gain experience and support Indigenous
    training in fisheries
  • Deadline 5pm EST – June 28, 2024

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Job Posting

June 14, 2024

Youth Employment Program (YEP) Informational BBQ!

Date: June 20
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Where: Outside Seabird Youth Centre

Do you want to learn about the World-of-Work?

Intake #1

Start Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

End Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024

To find out more about the YEP program, please contact the Employment Centre:
Phone: 604-796-6865.

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June 13, 2024

Sq’éwqel (Seabird Island Band) Education Awards

Date: June 20
Doors Open: 4:45 pm
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Seabird Island Band Office Gym

Buffet Dinner, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Photo Booth, Kona Ice (Snow Cones), Door Prizes!

Come and Celebrate Our Seabird Students!

Special Recognition of: Post-Secondary Graduates, Grade 12 graduates and Honor Roll Students.

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June 12, 2024

Location Update: National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration!

Date: June 21
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Seabird Island Band Office Gym

Make & Takes – Dinner and Cookies in a Bag, Learn to Make Bannock and Strawberry Freezer Jam, Craft Friendship Bracelets & Hair Ties, Make a Medicine Pouch, Poetry Reading with Columpa Bobb, Halq’eméylem Display, and much more!

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June 12, 2024

Membership Code Family Gathering

Are you and your family interested in learning more about the Membership Code revision? We would like to meet with you and your family to share information on the Membership Code amendments. Your Opinion Matters!

Please contact Simone Jimmie from Seabird’s Membership Program to learn more!

Phone: 604-796-2177 
Email: membership@seabirdisland.ca

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June 10, 2024

Fraser Salmon Bulletin No: 2024-1 | Fisheries and Oceans Canada

This is the first Fraser Salmon Bulletin for the 2024 season. These bulletins will be provided every two to four weeks until mid-October. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide you with the links and information to keep yourself up to date on in-season fishing information.

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June 10, 2024

Reminder: Indigenous Community Liaison – Seabird Island Band

Elections Canada is looking for a motivated individual from the Seabird community to serve as an Indigenous Community Liaison for the October 19th Provincial Election polling station.

Training will be provided by Elections Canada prior to the election day on October 19th.

This is an important paid opportunity to help facilitate a positive voter experience and ensure Indigenous voices are heard and respected in the upcoming Provincial Election.
Interested community members should contact:

Membership (Simone Jimmie)
Phone: 604-796-2177 | Email: Membership@seabirdisland.ca

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June 10, 2024

HOUSING WAITLIST – JUNE 2024

For your convenience, the housing waitlist is now hosted on our rental housing and waitlist page.

Housing Waitlist – June 2024

June 7, 2024

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration!

Date: June 21
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Make & Takes – Dinner and Cookies in a Bag, Learn to Make Bannock and Strawberry Freezer Jam, Craft Friendship Bracelets & Hair Ties, Make a Medicine Pouch, Poetry Reading with Columpa Bobb, Halq’eméylem Display, and much more!

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June 7, 2024

Child & Family Jurisdiction: Taking Care of Our Own

Five Contest Winners

Thank you to all 62 participants for completing the Word Scramble!

Answeres: CHILD, HEALING, FAMILY and COMMUNITY.

Two winners – $100 Gift Certificate each to Agassiz Produce
Congratulations to Richard Louie & Joan Peters

Thank you for all 3 beautiful Colouring Contest entries!

Three Winners – $20 Gift Certificate each to Cabin Fever Bakery
Congratulations to Doreen McIntyre, Laurie Thomas & Bella James

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June 7, 2024

Internet Outage

Dear Seabird Island Community,

On Friday, June 7, 2024, at 12:00 PM (noon) TELUS will be performing standard maintenance on Seabird Island’s Fibre Optic internet line.

This work will result in a temporary internet outage within the Community, which will last for an estimate one (1) hour.

Additionally, please know that during that hour, calls and emails cannot be answered by the Band Office or other Seabird Island facilities.

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June 7, 2024

Heat Warning Information and Air Quality information

As summer approaches it is a good time to remind everyone of the upcoming summer season. Climate change has made our summers warmer and unpredictable. In the last few years there have been some extremely warm summers. View full details for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Bonnie Nickel at 604-795-0297 or by email at bonnie@seabirdisland.ca

Navinder Gill at 604-798-3871 or by email at navinder.gill@seabirdisland.ca

Heat Warning Air Quality

May 30, 2024

Enbridge Cathodic Protection Check

Please be advised that throughout the first week of June, 2024, Enbridge is conducting their Annual Cathodic Protection Check to ensure the cathodic system continues to function properly.

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May 30, 2024

Pesticide Spraying

Please note that there will be pesticide spraying on Friday, May 31, in the areas outlined in red on the attached map.

Temporarily, please ensure young children and pets stay off the fields during this work and for 24 hours after.

Thank you for understanding.

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May 30, 2024

Community Meeting

Enbridge is pleased to invite all Seabird Island community members to an upcoming meeting to learn more about the proposed Sunrise Expansion Program.

Come meet with Enbridge representatives to hear Project updates and learn more about ongoing Enbridge activities near Seabird Island. Enbridge will be available to collect your input and answer questions you might have.
Raffle and door prizes will be available.
Snacks included.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: Doors open 4:00 p.m.
Enbridge presentation 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.

Location: Seabird Island Gymnasium
Session facilitated by Jay Hope

More information:
Rikki Beaudet, Strategist, Community
& Indigenous Engagement
rikki.beaudet1@enbridge.com
778-349-3454

Door Prizes include a Yeti Cooler
and Chrome Book!
*Bring in this invitation card for an
extra chance in the draw!

SEP_Seabird Island Community Meeting Invite_June 4 2024

May 24, 2024

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Community Liaison – Seabird Island Band

Elections Canada is looking for a motivated individual from the Seabird community to serve as an Indigenous Community Liaison for the October 19th Provincial Election polling station.

Training will be provided by Elections Canada prior to the election day on October 19th.

This is an important paid opportunity to help facilitate a positive voter experience and ensure Indigenous voices are heard and respected in the upcoming Provincial Election.
Interested community members should contact:

Membership (Simone Jimmie)
Phone: 604-796-2177 | Email: Membership@seabirdisland.ca

May 16, 2024

We Are Hiring!

Available Positions:

School’s Out Program Leader | Aboriginal Infant Development Coordinator | Director of Community Infrastructure | Records Coordinator | Early Childhood Educator | Recovery Home Support Worker | On Call Cook | Aboriginal Education Coordinator

Explore Your Career Opportunities at:
www.seabirdisland.ca/careers/

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May 16, 2024

Reminder: Community Meeting – Proposed Biogas Plant

Join us today @ 5 PM to discuss the proposed Biogas Plant for Seabird Island.
Online Teams link: https://bit.ly/4dGN642

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May 16, 2024

Reminder: Canucks VS Oilers Watch Party

Seabird Island community members are welcome to attend the Vancouver Canucks VS Edmonton Oilers tonight!

Free Indian tacos, snacks, and beverages! 
Location: Seabird Band Office Gym
Please Note: This is a drug and alcohol free event.

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May 13, 2024

Seabird Island Festival 2024 Cordially Invites You To Our Coastal Jam 

Co-hosted by Sq’éwqel & Lummi Blackhawks

When: May 25, 2024 | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Seabird Band Island Gym
Dinner at 6:00 pm | Contests!

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May 10, 2024

Wellbriety Sessions

Struggling with substances?

Impacted by someone, who is struggling with substances?

Wellbriety Sessions can offer support, while you are on your healing journey, no matter where you are on the red road path.

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May 10, 2024

Trust Cheques

For Band Members, who turned 18 years of old between January 1 and May 31 of 2024.

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May 10, 2024

Mask Update – Hospitals and Healthcare Settings

Masks are no longer required in healthcare settings.

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May 10, 2024

Seabird Island Community Clean-up

For a list of recyclable items, view full details.

When: May 9 – 19

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May 10, 2024

Seabird Clean-up Week

For bin locations, view full details.

When: May 9 – 21Items Not Accepted

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May 10, 2024

Spring Fling Cleanup Contest

Yards will be judged on: Creativity, visual appeal, use of space, and overall effort.

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May 10, 2024

Most Improved Yard Contest

Winner will win $500 Walmart Giftcard!

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May 10, 2024

Canucks VS Oilers Watch Party

Seabird Island community members are welcome to attend the Vancouver Canucks VS Edmonton Oilers.

Location: Seabird Band Office Gym

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May 9, 2024

Organizational Update

Seabird Island Chief and Council would like to take the opportunity to share the most recent organizational update.

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May 7, 2024

Seabird Island Community School’s Celebration
MONTHLY ATTENDANCE AND ÉYMEXW AWARD CELEBRATION

Families are welcome to join us to honour students with perfect attendance, students who have made significant personal accomplishments, and to hear a song from our youngest learners.

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May 7, 2024

BEAR ALERT
Bear sighting on Sthitsem Road

Bears are out this time of year, please reduce the risk of a bear encounter by keeping your yard clean.

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May 6, 2024

HOUSING WAITLIST – MAY 2024

For your convenience, the housing waitlist is now hosted on our rental housing and waitlist page.

Housing Waitlist – May 2024

May 2, 2024

SEABIRD ISLAND FESTIVAL – UPDATED INFORMATIONAL POSTER
 

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May 1, 2024

SIB DOG LICENSING & ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LAW
For your convenience, view full details for the highlights. 

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