Masset Magic: Baby grands and Christmas craft sales

I gotta welcome Duffy, Lovey, Brad, and Jaadaa to the best club around! The grandparent role is certainly the most rewarding one Ken and I have ever taken on. It fills me with joy to watch someone else go through that delightful transition in their lives.

I could tell how magical it was in all the pictures I have seen. The love Aaron and Latisha expressed during her labor was so apparent and conveyed so well in the images. Their son Landon Liam Nelson Edgars made his entrance into the world Friday, Nov. 9. He weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. It’s so nice for our community to have something so amazing to celebrate.

If you are in a festive mood and want to have an evening out, make your way out to the Trout House tonight. Kimmortal and DJ Denise will entertain you as you enjoy the company of others. She is described as a soul singer/rapper with good messages in her lyrics. Sounds very informative.

I’ve been at gatherings that later got complaints that people weren’t aware it was happening. I urge all of us to pay attention, educate ourselves and be involved with any action that benefits our people.

One way is to volunteer or be on boards. Gwaii Trust is looking for arts committee members. One opening is for a youth (15 to 25) and an adult of Haida ancestry. Want to know more about these positions? Please call Joey at 250-626-5139 or email joey.rudichuk@gwaiitrust.com

Taking responsibility to be informed isn’t too difficult and very empowering. Community Futures is another imperative way to our own success. When I took Haida Gwaii Owned and Operated, I found out they help with small business ideas. You can make that dream of being your own boss come true. Their upcoming AGM will the perfect occasion to learn about what they can do for you. It’s taking place at the Crow’s Nest Café in Tlell on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Too far or too late? Just pop by and see Jordan or give her a call 250-626-5594. Their office is right across from the library.

The Jessie Simpson library is of course a place to learn a lot. I used to hide there because I got tired of “I know you’re in there I can hear you breathing” at my house. Thursday, Nov. 23 is Family Fort Night, not to be confused with a fortnight. You can come and hang out with other families to visit around and play games. It starts at 4pm.

Supporting local is another wonderful way to boost our services. Craft sales always blow me away at how unique and talented everyone is. Makes me want to paint scallop shells to sell. Kidding — that’s my summer idea to fundraise for groceries.

To see actual artists please pop by the Howard Phillips Hall tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. I love to visit with Joan Hart, it’s my favourite part of getting out. I always see her at all the craft sales and events around Haida Gwaii. Such a dignified Haida lady. All her creations are top notch!

Masset it’s time for your FREE turkey. Call the village office 250-626-3995 to reserve yours. The deadline to get your name in is Nov. 24.

Not that it needs a mention, but The Ground craft fair is happening Friday, Nov. 24. It’s always packed in there so don’t be late! It starts at 7 p.m. Maybe I’ll work on my scallop soap dishes in the meantime.

God bless and take care

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