April 10, 2018 Corner Brook—The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to partner with the Canadian Armed Forces to host information sessions about the Black Bear Program, an incredible summer employment and personal development opportunity for indigenous youth. Information and recruiting sessions will be hosted in western and central Newfoundland during the week of April 16-20.
The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program that combines indigenous culture and teachings with basic military training. The six-week program takes place from early July to mid-August at the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre located in Oromocto, NB.
Participants in the program will graduate with basic military training, get paid $4,200, have meals and accommodations provided, and their transportation to and from Oromocto covered as well. Following completion of the program, participants may choose to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces on a full or part-time basis.
If you’re ready for a challenging experience that develops hands-on skills, encourages teamwork, improves physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness, get in touch with us to register for an upcoming information session.
|Information Session Location||Date and Time||Address|
|Stephenville||Monday April 16 at 7:00 PM||People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre, 90 Main Street Stephenville|
|St. George’s||Tuesday April 17 at 7:00 PM||Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum, 183 Main Street, St. George’s|
|Corner Brook||Wednesday April 18 at 7:00 PM||Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church Street, Corner Brook|
|Gander||Thursday April 19 at 2:00 PM||Albatross Hotel, 114 Trans- Canada Highway, Gander|
|Grand Falls-Windsor||Thursday April 19 at 7:00 PM||Qalipu Community Room, 28 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls- Windsor|
To register for a session, please contact Monique Carrol, Director of Education and Training, at 647-3096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the program, or to apply directly, please visit this link http://www.army- armee.forces.gc.ca/en/5-cdn-div-training-centre/aboriginal-programs.page