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Aboriginal Back to School Picnic

2019 Picnic

It’s that time of year again! The Back to School Picnic, Victoria event, will be taking place on Saturday, August 10th 2019 at Government House. Registration for backpacks and volunteering are not yet open but keep checking back as we hope to open registration by June! Once again, we’d like to raise our hands and thank our funders, sponsors, volunteers and Coordinator for all their work on making this wonderful event so successful. We look forward to seeing you all at the picnic!

Regions and Times

Prince George BC - Wednesday August 14 2019
11:30pm-3:00pm
1600-3rd Avenue

Duncan BC - Monday August 19 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
3170 Gibbons Road

Nanaimo BC - Tuesday August 20 2019
3pm-6pm
3201 Shenton Road

Port Alberni BC - Wednesday August 21 2019
12:30pm-3:30pm
Port Alberni Friendship Centre 3555 4th Avenue

Campbell River BC - Thursday August 22 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
391 Westgate Road

Countney BC - Friday August 23 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
2060 Lake Trail

About the Picnic

About the Picnic

The annual Aboriginal Back to School Picnic (BTSP) initiative began in Victoria in 2003 as a small community celebration for a few children.

One urban Aboriginal community-based organization, Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services (SCCFS) sought financial and volunteer support from four sister agencies, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC), the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), Hulitan Social Services and M’akola Housing Society and First Nations Education at School District 61 (Victoria) to develop and implement the first BTSP.

This initiative resulted in over 100 attendees and 45 backpacks of school supplies offered to urban Aboriginal children. No questions asked.

The program has grown and changed with guidance and support of SCCFS management and Board of Directors.

Registration & Volunteering

Picnic Registration & Volunteering

Aboriginal Back to School Picnic Registration is open now!

Date:August 12th, 2017 (Victoria) 
Registration Deadline: July 9th, 2017 - Everyone MUST Register

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Picnic? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This year the Victoria Picnic will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at Government House - 1401 Rockland Avenue.   

Registration is now closed for the 2018 Picnics.

If you missed the registration deadline, there will be a LIMITED amount of extra supplies given out at each picnic on a first come first serve basis.

For those in the Victoria area, late registration will open this year at 1:30pm. Please feel free to come earlier to enjoy the picnic activities and lunch. If you arrive before 1:30 there will be lunch coupons and registration forms available at the late registration table.


Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Picnic? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ALL Volunteers must complete a Criminal Record Check with a vulnerable sector check.

This process must be completed ever 2 years. There is no cost for this. If you currently hold a valid Criminal Record Check with your employer or university, please use the ‘share’ option.

If you volunteered with the Picnic last year and had a CRC run, please indicate ‘on file’ under “Tell us why you want to volunteer”. If you are unsure, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ Access Code: VLUD7K3MLD

CLICK TO VOLUNTEER


Regions and Times

Prince George BC - Wednesday August 14 2019
11:30pm-3:00pm
1600-3rd Avenue

Duncan BC - Monday August 19 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
3170 Gibbons Road

Nanaimo BC - Tuesday August 20 2019
3pm-6pm
3201 Shenton Road

Port Alberni BC - Wednesday August 21 2019
12:30pm-3:30pm
Port Alberni Friendship Centre 3555 4th Avenue

Campbell River BC - Thursday August 22 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
391 Westgate Road

Countney BC - Friday August 23 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
2060 Lake Trail

 

 

 


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