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Press Release
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The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, UMAYC Program is pleased to present the
10th Annual Spirit Seekers Youth Conference My Spirit From All Directions: Then,
Now & 4EVER. This conference is open to youth 12 – 29 years of age.

This year, special guests include: Travis Dugas, Aaron Paquette, Shauna and
Shannon Baker, Rocky Morin and the Thundering Spirit singers. Conference Elders
include: Miriam Youngchief, National Association of Friendship Centres’ Senator,
and Louise English, Piikani Elder. Once again the conference will offer a Career and
Education Fair.

An added feature to this year’s event will be the first Round Dance and Feast, where
we will honor our Aboriginal Youth Role Models.

“Spirit Seekers is a conference planned by our youth, for the youth”, said Melodie
Wilton, Interim CEO. “Over the last 10 years, we have had participants from across
Western Canada, NWT and the Yukon. It’s a unique learning experience mixed with
a lot of fun,” she added. “This conference gives youth the opportunity to network
with peers, in a good way” said Delaine Lambert, UMAYC Coordinator. “We also
focus on bringing their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual components
together”.

This year’s event will be held at the Grande Prairie Regional College, March 20 &
21, 2009.

The registration fee is $110.00, which includes the feast and all the entertainment.
Deadline for registration is Friday, March 13, 2009.

For more information and registration packages, contact:

Delaine Lambert, UMAYC Coordinator
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Phone: 780 532 5617
Email: gpfc2@telusplanet.net