Sockeye Economic Opportunity Fishing on Fraser River

August 18, 2010

Species:          Sockeye Salmon

Area:               From Port Mann Bridge to Sawmill Creek (Sub areas 3 to 11 consecutively)

Set Nets:

1.      7 pm, Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 to 2 pm, Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Drift Nets:

1        6am, Thursday, August 19th to 2 pm, Thursday, August 19th, 2010.

The Harrison River Sockeye Economic Opportunities will continue on Thursday night (August 19th) with the schedule that was for tonight (August 18th).

Please let the monitors know at Scowlitz, Chehalis beach and Chehalis main (at Jimbutt’s) where your fish are from Fraser or Harrison River.

Kim Charlie

Fisheries Coordinator

Important Fishing Notice-Meeting Aug 16th, 2010 @6pm

Fishing Meeting August 16th,  2010 @ 6:00pm at Chehalis Indian Band (Large Boardroom) regarding Harrison Fishing

·         Harrison Fishing between August 17th-20th from 7pm-7am (Set Net & Drifting) for Chehalis & Scowlitz Band Members.

Please see Kim Charlie for your designation cards.

LOCATION CHANGE - 2010 Sts'ailes Day

Save the date event!!

PLEASE NOTE: the location of the July 28, 2010 Sts'ailes Day is now at the Chehalis Community School Gym located within the community on School Road and at the local beach.

Join the celebrations for the 2010 Sts'ailes Day!

The festivities start at 9am with slahal games (a fun traditional bone stick game) and drumming and singing in the gym.

Then enjoy the Sharing Successes portion of the day where Sts'ailes presents highlights of recent successes and displays will be posted - all of which is your opportunity to get caught up on the latest Sts'ailes news and celebrate the great work taking place.

Before we enjoy a delicious traditional meal at noon (BBQ fish and crab lovers rejoice!) we will be honoring some very important guests, including Commissioner Don Head, Correctional Service Canada.

In the afternoon everyone is welcome to make the short 2 min trip to the local beach for some exhibition canoe racing fun!

Dress for the weather and, of course, traditional wear is most welcome at these events.

Also, BYOP (Bring Your Own Plate-setting), which includes a dish, bowl, cup and eating utensils. It's so awesome to see our community embrace the old ways of coming to ceremony prepared - not mention that it is also an easy and enviro-friendly practice!

You may also want to remember your lawn chairs and sun block.

Have a wonderful time celebrating Sts'ailes!

Sts'ailes Days - July 28, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I’m happy to announce that the 2010 Sts’ailes Day  is on July 28th, 2010. This year this special day will be hosted at Camp Cove. It will be great to see this community and all-staff event take place.

Plans are being made to coordinate the festivities. Activities include swimming, canoe racing, storytelling and drumming and singing (bring your drums and Slahal sets!).

The day will start with some drumming and singing for the people along with celebrating some of our most recent successes. Each dept will briefly share their success story with the people followed by a meal at 12noon. The afternoon will be filled with some recreational canoe racing and fun in the sun.

What to bring:

Lawn chairs

Bug repellent


Sun block

Swimming gear

Plenty of drinking water (water will also be provided during the festivities)  

BYOP (Bring Your Own Plate-setting – dish, cup, eating utensils)

Departments and Programs are welcome to set up displays and bring information handouts or giveaways.  

Last year over 200 people attended the Sts’ailes Day festivities at 20 Mile Bay, and about 80 people camped overnight the day before.

Because there is limited parking at the campsite transportation will be provided from Weaver to Camp Cove before and after the festivities. Everyone is encouraged to use the transportation service or to carpool with family and friends to reduce congested traffic and parking.

A notice will be going out to all staff and to the community that will include more info. Sts’ailes Day is an all-staff and community event. I look forward to seeing all the staff (except those who provide essential services or have made prior arrangements with their Director or Manager) attend this workday to enjoy some time with the community we work for and to enjoy some time with one another outside the office.

This year everyone is welcome to once again camp the day before (at Camp Cove on July 27th).  The evening of the 27th, the young adults from the Girls Natural Changes Camp and Boys Warrior Camp will be honoured for completing the program. For your camping visit, remember to pack some food to snack on, and some garbage and recycling bags.  

Inquiries can be made to Sherylynn and Katherine.

Thank you,  

Willie Charlie / Cha Qua Wet


Chehalis Indian Band

Chehalis Traditional Salmon Feast!

Sts’ailes Tourism welcomes you to the Charlie Long House and have “set the table” for you for the 2010 Slow Food Vancouver - Agassiz Bike Tour, August 21, 2010.

Chief Willie Charlie and Family invite you to enjoy a rare glimpse into a traditional Chehalis Long House, and an introduction to the culture, lands and history of the Chehalis. The Chehalis are known for their generosity and welcoming spirit, and you will enjoy a feast of the senses, as you experience a traditional cultural celebration, while immersed in the way of life of the host family, in their community, located along the Harrison River, within the beautiful Coast Mountains of southwestern BC.

3-day Pottery Workshop

One of Canada's top ceramic artists, her work is represented in major museums across Canada, as well as in international collections.
3 Day workshop – August 27 – 29, 2010 For all levels Enrollment limit 15 participants Location: Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge, 15500 Morris Valley Rd. Harrison Mills, BC. Price: (includes 3 day workshop; accommodation; reception; breakfast; lunch on both days and dinner Saturday). Individual pricing starting at $718.35 (2 single beds) - $828.50 (combination of doubles; double and single, or queen beds with ensuite or private bath). 2 sharing room, extra person all incl. cost: $545.00
The focus of this course is on the making of pottery utilizing hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, paddling, and slab construction. Techniques of decoration are explored with the application of colored slips, and then burnishing the surface with a stone. A low fire bisque firing (cone 017) will take place followed by a two-day sawdust firing.