Show Your Support For Community Programs and Events
Mike Douglas went to the Lillooet Lake Rodeo with his family and brought along a camera to get a few shots. We think rodeos look pretty cool in slow motion. View on Vimeo.
Donations to Líl̓wat Nation programs or events support a variety of positive social, educational and recreational opportunities for the community. Through the generosity of donors like you, sports programs stay vital, annual events happen annually, and educational opportunities expand.
How to Donate
Donations can be made in cash, cheque, credit card or debit at the Úll̓us Community Complex Front Desk. The Líl̓wat Nation will absorb merchant fees for credit or debit card usage.
Tax Receipts Available
As a Qualified Donee, the Líl̓wat Nation enjoys charitable tax status and issues tax receipts for donations of more than $25.
Where Donations Are Needed
Thanksgiving Traditional Pow Wow
A weekend of celebration for the Líl̓wat Nation, the Thanksgiving Traditional Pow Wow brings the community together to drum, dance and take part in special events celebrating Líl̓wat culture. Starting on a Friday evening, festivities wrap up on Sunday with a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.
For more information about donating to the Thanksgiving Traditional Pow Wow, please click here.
Líl̓wat elders stay active and engaged through programming that includes trips to Vancouver to engage in activities such as the annual Hobiyée (New Year’s) Celebration. Donations ensure that the Líl̓wat Nation can offer a variety of social and cultural opportunities to elders throughout the year.
For more information about donating to Elders Programming, please click here.
Lillooet Lake Rodeo
This May long weekend event showcases some of the best First Nations rodeo riders in Canada. Both novices and professionals compete in a number of riding and roping events for cash prizes. The annual rodeo brings out the community and visitors from neighbouring Pemberton and Whistler.
For more information about donating to the Lillooet Lake Rodeo, please click here.
The Líl̓wat Nation’s Youth Soccer Program keeps the community’s young people fit and active. Donations make it possible for teams to attend tournaments and games outside the community.
For more Information about donating to the Youth Soccer, please click here.
Christmas Hamper Project
The Christmas Hamper Project ensures that every community member can enjoy a happy holiday season.
For more information about donating to the Christmas Hamper Project, please click here.
Xet’olacw Community School Programs
Xet̓ólacw Community School offers a number of programs that can be enhanced by your donations. Donors can direct their funds to a specific program, or let the school administration apply funds where the need is greatest.
- Hot Breakfast And Lunch Program
Approximately 150 children of the 239 students in the school take advantage of this program.
- Language Immersion Program
Currently serving 22 students between the ages of four and eight years old, the Language Immersion Program requires funding for supplies and other resources necessary to expand the program. Donations assist Lil̓wat7úl children in learning Ucwalmícwts, instilling cultural pride and ensuring language preservation.
- Special Needs Students Equine Therapy
Funding this Equine Therapy Program, which includes field trips and job experience programs, helps special needs students develop independence. Students emerge from this experience having a sense of purpose and pride.
- Sports Program
Donating to the Xet̓ólacw Community School’s Sports Program ensures that cost is not a barrier to the development of potential athletes. Donations also support sports clinics, travel for competition outside the community and the purchase of sports equipment.
- Stein Valley Hike For Personal And Spiritual Growth
The Stein Valley Hike For Personal And Spiritual Growth introduces students to this area of spiritual significance for the Líl̓wat people. Donations for this hiking and camping trip ensure that each child can participate in this experience at least once during their years attending Xet̓ólacw Community School. Elders, flown in by helicopter to join the students at the camp, enhance this cultural experience.
- Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Center Experience
Donating to this program ensures that Xet̓ólacw Community School counsellors can provide an opportunity for positive development to students identified as needing a personal growth experience.
For more Information about donating to Xet̓ólacw Community School Progams, please click here.
Seeking Donations For An Event or Activity?
If you are a member of the Líl̓wat Nation engaged in a special project or activity that needs funding, please contact the Finance Department by clicking here or calling 604-894-6115.