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Nisga'a Society celebrates new acquistions

A new canoe, walk-in fridge, walk-in freezer, confection kiosk and feast soup pot were blessed June 5
Sim’oogit Naaw’s (Ron Nyce) blesses and names the new Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society canoe “Hlguuhlgum  Ksim Lax Siilda” meaning offspring of the Lady of the Ocean, which is the name of the big canoe.

The Economic Development arm of the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society recently celebrated some new acquisitions that will enhance the lives of local people and improve the operations at the Nisga'a Hall in Prince Rupert.

The purchases include a 25-foot canoe, a confection kiosk, a walk-in refrigerator, a walk-in freezer a feast soup pot.

The new equipment was celebrated with a blessing ceremony at the Nisga'a Hall on June 5.

Blessing the canoe included its naming. Sim'oogit Naaw's (Ron Nyce) dubbed the vessel “Hlguuhlgum  Ksim Lax Siilda” meaning offspring of the Lady of the Ocean. 

The Lady of the Ocean is the society's larger existing canoe.

The confection kiosk, is part of Gitmaxmak'ay's ever-expanding proactive business development program and will serve up tasty treats at various events around town.

The walk-in fridge and freezer and feast soup pot will improve capacity at the hall for future events.

Following the ceremony, the gathering moved into the hall for a luncheon.

Thom Barker

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After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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