1st Annual Sasquatch Country Fundraiser Scramble
|Date: Thursday June 8th, 2017|
Time: 1:30 Shotgun Start
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Entry Fee; (Team of 4 Players) $660.00
Includes: 18-holes of golf with shared power cart, Buffet Dinner, Prizes, Tee Gift, On-Course Food & Beverage Voucher.
The tournament is to raise funds for the Sasquatch Country Festival so admission is free for everyone!
The Sasquatch Country Festival goal is to improve relations between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people and provide free family activities. Held June 18-19th.
The Sasquatch Country Festival’s name comes from the Fraser Valley Regional District’s electoral “Area C” also known ass Sasquatch Country. Our goal is to build community within the region that includes six Indigenous Communities: Sq’éwlets, Sts’ailes, Leq’á:mel, Samahquam, Douglas and Skatin. Reconciliation is promoted by having cross-cultural teachings to provide educational opportunities for everyone.
The second goal arose from attending family festivals that would charge for activities. We have promoted this festival as one of the only places to bring your children, and have fun, at a minimal cost. The first year, we estimated approximately 2,500 in attendance. We are confident that we will exceed that number and approach 4,000 at both venues.
Don Burnstick Performer
"Laughter is good medicine."
Don Burnstick is a Cree from the Alexander First Nation, located outside of Edmonton, Alberta. The youngest of 15 children, coupled with the fact that he grew up on the reserve, taught Don a variety of means to defend himself, not the least of which became his use of humour. Don’s young life was very violent. "I lived on the streets of Edmonton as an alcoholic and drug addict. In 1985 when I sobered up at 21, there were not too many 21 year old males that were alcohol and drug-free, so I just started asking to go and tell my story." Burnstick obtained post secondary training at the University of San Diego in holistic urban youth development. He has obtained certification as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and graduated from the Native Trainers Development Program at the Nechi Institute in Edmonton. Don has now been involved within the healing/personal wellness movement for the past 20 years, and has utilized humour and performance to provide a holistic approach to healing.
His message speaks to a proud heritage, the importance of healing through humor, and his continuing desire to leave a better world for our future generations.