The Victoria Airport Authority is hiring a Mechanic 2 Position Summary The Mechanic 2 performs skilled mechanical work involving the inspection, maintenance and repairs of all types of mechanical equipment and vehicles. The Mechanic 2 is a Union position reporting to the Mechanic Supervisor and will normally work a 40 hour work week. Interested applicants may submit their Cover Letter and Resume quoting Competition #2022-04 by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday May 31, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org. VAA is located on the homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ People and as a result, qualified self-identified Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply and may be [...]
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Summer Job Opportunity with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Position Summary Looking for a summer job? One where you get paid to be outside enjoying the beautiful Inner Harbour? Are you interested in gaining experience in the following areas? Hospitality Tourism Customer Service Boating Team Work The GVHA is looking for people who enjoy working with the public and take pride in their work in a fun and busy environment. This season we will welcome thousands of boaters to our Inner Harbour marinas. Once trained, shifts are on a four days on/four days off rotation. The position starts as [...]
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is seeking an Operations Administrator Position Summary The GVHA needs to hire a full-time Operations Administrator to provide administrative support to GVHA’s operations department, including the Maintenance, Marinas, Security and Environment teams. This role facilitates operational requirements including repairs and maintenance projects, services delivery (e.g. landscaping, waste management), occupational health and safety, environment and events implementation, for all GVHA facilities. Ideally, you have post-secondary education, with at least 3 to 5 years administrative experience. Experience in both project and financial management is an asset. You are proficient with all MS Office applications and have [...]
The Georgia Strait Alliance is seeking Community Organizing Assistants Position Summary Working closely with the GSA's two Community Organizers, you will be coached to take on the role of team leader, helping coordinate a small team of volunteers (about 5) to carry out outreach activities on behalf of the organization, such as door-knocking, tabling, social media posting, etc. Additionally, you and your team will be using a tracking tool to document your activities, and will be encouraged to suggest and implement any engagement methods, or visit any locations that may help increase the reach or impact of their work. [...]
JUDITH LAVOIE Times Colonist: May 16, 2013 The peak of Mount Douglas represents the beginning of time for Coast Salish people, and next week, First Nations will march to the summit and reclaim the area by symbolically restoring its historical name. “It’s really important for us because it’s the start of our people. It’s part of our creation story and it’s where our treaty was first agreed to,” said Tsawout elder Eric Pelkey, who is calling for a day of action to reclaim what’s known as PKOLS (pronounced p’cawls), translated as white rock. “This is something that our elders have [...]
The Creation of Indian Reserves and their Impact On The W̱SÁNEĆ Nation The division and erosion of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation into separate bands and onto tiny reserves was the result of many decades of concentrated efforts by colonizers to divide and weaken the Nation. Shown above: The reserves created in 1877 for the “Saanich Indians.” Before the reserve system The names of the present-day W̱SÁNEĆ bands and reserves: Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum, and Pauquachin originate from the English pronunciation of just a few of the many W̱SÁNEĆ villages dotted around what is now known as the Salish Sea. These villages were [...]
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Remembering the battle for Saanichton Bay; celebrating the 35th anniversary of a groundbreaking victory. Saanichton Bay, where the Tsawout village sits, was the site of a public battle between developers and W̱SÁNEĆ people over traditional fishing grounds. This case drew out over 15 years and culminated in a groundbreaking legal victory for Tsawout First Nation. Shown above: 1985: Tsawout community members protest an attempt to dredge Saanichton Bay by climbing onto the bucket in a frigid snowstorm. In 1974, a proposal for the Saanichton Marina Development was put forward by Bob Wright and George Wheaton to establish a 1,256 berth [...]