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Nominations for the 2013 Vigil Honor Class
Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00
VigilHonorTriangleMy fellow brothers in the Wimachtendienk W. W., it is with great pleasure to announce to you the beginning of the search for the 2013 T'Kope Kwiskwis Vigil Honor Class. This process over the next few months will allow you, the members of the lodge, to nominate eligible candidates for consideration by our committee.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council's Camps. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Recommendation letters to the committee must be typed, explain how the member has contributed to one or more of the four areas listed above, and why you think that person deserves the highest recognition that our Order can bestow. All recommendation letters must be turned into the Council's Scout Office by May 15th 2013. Although it is not required, please include your name and contact information on the recommendation letter so we might contact you if we have any questions or seek further input. If you can please include English suggestions of an appropriate and honorable Vigil name for the nominee so the committee might make better and more enlightened decisions when bestowing names upon the new Vigil class. If you are a Vigil Honor member please note if you would be willing to sponsor the candidate at the time of their Vigil.

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Blanket Makers Needed!
Thursday, 03 January 2013 01:00
blanket2The lodge is searching for willing volunteers to create, finish or repair a traditional northwest coast button blankets in anticipation for the grand opening of the longhouse. These gracious volunteers would be given the materials, the design and instructions to make a button blanket for the event.
Our priority is the creation of a complete new set that would commemorate the grand opening of the Longhouse. We also want to make sure other robes are ready of the big day. April is three months away!

We are looking for about nine wonderful people who would each recive one blanket to work on. They could be members or not; grandmothers, brothers, sisters-in laws, anyone who would like to help make sure our ceremonialists have attire for the momentous longhouse opening.

If you are interested or know someone who is please contact us at:
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Thank you!

Lee T.                                                                                                  Nick T.
Lodge Dance & Story Telling Team Chair                                     Lodge Ceremonies Chair

 
T'Kope Rocks the OA 100th!
Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:00

milestone01As part of the preparations for the ginormously large 100th Birthday of the Order of the Arrow the national committee has created what is called the Legacy Project 2015. Each year lodges are given one task called Milestones from now until the big celebration at NOAC 2015 . The 2012 Milestone has T'Kope Rock'n the OA 100th.


From oa-bsa.org , "As part of the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, a commemorative fireplace will be constructed. This fireplace will be onsite at the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2015. All lodges are invited to participate in this endeavor by securing a rock and having it engraved with your lodge name and council city to be used in the construction of this fireplace."

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Save the Date April 12-14th 2013
Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

longhouseconstruction148The T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge is excited to announce the formal dedication of the new Longhouse at Camp Pigott April 12-14th 2013.


More information including event schedule and registration will come soon. For now block your calendar, it will be an event you do not want to miss!

 
Banquet Recap: Sunyakwa Wins Trophy
Sunday, 18 November 2012 19:37
2012offierbanquetAlmost 200 Arrowmen, friends and family showed up to the annual Lodge recognition banquet on October 20th 2012 where we honored those people who make the lodge function. We said good bye and thank you to our old officers and swore in this year's leaders. We also honored our latest vigil class, reflected on our success at NOAC 2012, received great news about the Longhouse and promoted upcoming lodge and national activities.

At the event we also revealed the Founders Award recipients.

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The Hillaire Totem Pole Rose Again!
Friday, 16 November 2012 00:00

longhouseconstruction123Friday November 16th 2012 was a momentous day in our Lodge's fabled history. That day workers at the new longhouse at Camp Pigott raised and attached the Hillaire Entrance Pole to the new building.


The pole now stands tall once again after being restored by a team of carvers lead by Haida Master Carver Ralph Bennett.


Congratulation to everyone involved in the project and congratulations to the lodge for being one more step closer in having a longhouse at Camp Pigott.

 

 

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The Arrowmen Rock Fall Rally!
Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00
arrowmen_fall_rallyPlaying their unique mash of classic rock and camp songs the Arrowmen put a major hurt on the traditional campfire with a no holds bar concert at Fall Rally. The standing room only crowd yelled their appreciation over monstrous licks of familiar tunes including our own song of the Order.

But that wasn't all at Fall Rally, on November 11th members of the lodge who attended had the unique opportunity to tour the Longhouse construction site. The week before the event the rafters went up along with the roof sheeting on the back portion of the building. The plumbing rough in were also worked on and the roofing system for the main chamber was delivered. Excitement for the grand opening was palpable.

 
Two Scholarships Available For OA High Adventure
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:09
compass_high_white_thumbDo you need an escape from that 9-5 job, summer classes or the monotony of staring out of your bedroom window longing for something new? If your answer is yes, the Order of the Arrow has the answer for you.

Each summer, the Order of the Arrow offers a myriad of different High Adventure opportunities to meet your summer needs whether its wetting your appetite by going for a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean with the Ocean Adventure at the Florida Sea Base; maybe hiking is your passion, what better place to go than the Philmont Scout Ranch where you can hike the same trails as your Scoutmaster or Scouting ancestors as a part of your Trail Crew experience.

Have you ever given thought about what the Native Americans and early explorers did to be avid traders, maybe the OA Voyage is for calling? Whatever your summer aspirations may be, these National High Adventure bases have put together a multitude of options for you.

This summer there are TWO scholarships available for youth members of our lodge provided by Section W1-N and the Western Region for these unique opportunities!

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Congratulations to Our New Brotherhood Members!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:06
bh_web_anncementWe encourage everyone to congratulate our latest brothers who sealed their membership in the Order by going through the Brotherhood Ceremony held at the Fall Rally. Both Ian E and John E are from the Sunyakwa Chapter. Congratulations to our new brotherhood members!

If it's been 10 months since your ordeal and you want to step up to the Brotherhood, there are many opportunities before the end of the school year, including all the ordeals, conclave, the longhouse dedication, some longhouse work parties, Spring Fellowship, some camporees and some Winter Camp weekends. For more information contact your Troop/Team Rep, or your chapter leadership.

 
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