Agenda

Conference Postponed

The BC Aboriginal Diabetes CONFERENCE scheduled for March 16-19, next week, has been POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. Under careful consideration and at the direction of the First Nations Health Authority, the Conference Advisory Committee has decided to postpone the conference until the fall. Donna, conference coordinator, is working with the hotel today to determine a suitable date in the fall. Those that have registered can be assure their registration is good for the rescheduled date, which soon will be confirmed.

If you have booked rooms at Lakeside, please call and cancel your booking.

Lakeside Resort 1800 663 9400.

This was a difficult decision to make, however the most important thing is to keep our FN communities safe. I, Donna, would like to ask that everyone NOT try to call me for information at this time as I am overloaded with phone calls at the moment. I am in process of contacting those involved: facilitators, registered participants, vendors, etc., to let everyone know that we have had to postpone this event. And I will be in touch and work out your particular situation in the next few days. If sick, Stay home! Wash your hands LOTS! And keep your sneezes and cough to yourself, into a tissue or your sleeve. Together through being vigilant we can keep our communities safe and get thru this. Thank you all for your understanding.

Full 2020 Agenda

Monday, March 18

2 – 8 p.m.

General Conference Registration – MC Gloria Morgan

5:30 – 6:30

Buffet Supper

6:30 – 9:00

Drumming: Rod Tomma & Randy Williams
TB Presentation: Diana Mounce & Sheila Hourigan
Pro D Overview, MC TBA
Ribbon of Life – Rose Lube
Healthy Living with Diabetes My Story – Norm Retasket

Tuesday, March 19

7:00 – 8:30

Buffet Breakfast – MC Gloria Morgan

8:00 – 12 p.m.

Gen Conf Registration

9 – 10:30

Opening Session: Opening/Grand Entry
Drum: All Communities Invited
Opening Prayer: Grace Greyeyes & Annette Jensen
Welcome to the territory Penticton Chief – Chief Eneas TBC & Grand Chief Stewart Phillip TBC
First Nations Health Authority – Jackie McPherson
Osoyoos Indian Band – Chief Clarence Louie TBC Others – TBA
BCADC Advisory Committee Welcome – Donna Felix Committee introductions & welcome

10:30 – 10:45

Individual Screening Process, criteria – Sharon Cullen/Amber

10:45 – 11

Break

11 – 12:00

Plenary: “TITLE” – Dr. Evan Adams

12:15 – 1:15

Buffet Lunch

1:15 – 2:15

Plenary: ‘Diabetes & Meds” – Naureen Grewal & Lynn Pollock
Draws, stretch

2:15– 2:45

Plenary: ‘Sleep Apnea’ – Gail Bastow
Draws, stretch

2:45 – 3:15

Plenary: “Taking Care of Yourself From the Ground Up – Foot Care”- June Pfannschmidt RN and Amber Froste

3:15 – 3:30

Nutrition Break

3:30 – 5:30

Trade Fair, Individual Screening

3:30 – 4:30

Walking – Denise Lecoy

4:15 – 5:00

Exerswim – Guido Vanderheyden

3:30 – 5:30

Workshops:

  • Chardonnay 1. Workshop: “Women’s Title TBC” – Phyllis Chelesa
  • Salon D 2. Workshop: “Men’s Circle of Courage” – Richard Jackson
  • Salon B 3. Workshop: “Let’s Dance!” – Rosalin Miles
  • Salon C 4. Workshop: “Traditional Medicine” – Rhona and David SHC
  • Merlot 5. Workshop: Professional Development

3:30 – 4:40

“Cultural Sensitivity” – Dr. Evan Adams

4:30 – 5:30

“Progression to Developing Type 2 Diabetes: Supporting Clients to Develop Self-Management Skills” – Ellen Kirk-Marci

5:30 – 6:30

Buffet Supper

6:30 – 9:00

Trade Fair

6:30 – 8:30

Screening Continues

7:00 – 9:00

Workshops:

  • Chardonnay 1. Workshop: Women’s Session “Title TBA” – Phyllis Chelsea
  • Salon C 2. Workshop: “Men’s Circle of Courage” – Richard Jackson
  • Salon B 3. Workshop: “Living off the Land” – Minnie Manuel
  • Salon D 4. Workshop: Traditional Medicines – Rhona and David SHC
  • Merlot 5. Workshop: Professional Development: “UBC Tool Kit Development” – Erin Margaret Shellington, Sharon Bredin & Rosalin Miles

Wednesday, March 20

7:00 – 8 a.m.

Walks – Denise Lecoy

7 – 8:30 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast – MC Gloria Morgan

9:00 – 9:40

Plenary: Activity “Health Though Determination” – Guido Vanderheyden

9 – 9:40

Plenary: Activity- “Title TBA” – Rosalin Miles
(2 sessions in same room, Repeat below)

9:40– 9:45

Change rooms: Activity session Repeated

9:45 – 10:30

Repeat of Above Activity Sessions

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12

Plenary: Nutrition “Mindful About Eating my Delicious Food – Learning to Trust Ourselves” – Gerry Kasten

12:15 – 1:15

Buffet Lunch

1:30 – 3:00

Plenary: Management & Care “Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seats of Diabetes Self-Management: Out on the Open Road” – Rebecca Sovdi & Barb MacDonald

3:00 – 3:30

Nutrition Break

3:30 – 4:15

Walks – Denise Lecoy

3:30 – 5:00

Canoes – Rohel Williams

4:00 – 5:00

Exerswim – Guido Vanderheyden

5:30 – 7:00

Banquet Buffet – MC Gloria Morgan
(in room, sit prior to buffet, 6 pm. Food service)
Drum: Rod Tomma & Randy Williams
Prayer: TBA

7:00 – 8:30

Chiefs on site invited to speak
Special Presentation: Drums, Margaret Gilbert, Akapita Haupapa

8:30 – 9:00

Entertainment: Secwepmec Storytelling Kenthen Thomas

9:00- 10:30

Entertainment: Little Richie & the Fendermen & Drummers
Gift draws

10:30 -10:45

All Drums/Friendship Dance
Closing Prayer TBA

Thursday, March 21

7 – 8:30 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast – MC Gloria Morgan

9 – 10 a.m.

Plenary: Spiritual Ceremony – Rod Tomma, Randy Williams & Margaret Gilbert

9 – 12:00

Workshop:

  • MERLOT Professional Development Session – “Choose
    the Path. Supporting People with Diabetes to Take the Wheel” – Rebecca Sovdi & Barb Mac Donald

10 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:15

Plenary: “Helping diabetes with our Own Medicines” – Dr. Joe Turner

11:15 – 12:00

Plenary: Kenthen Thomas

12:15 – 1:00

Buffet Lunch

1:00- 1:30

Closing Remarks – Chief Clarence Louie

1:30 – 2:15

Closing Ceremony – Draws, Prayer, Drum, Retire Flags