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The People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Center has been formally recognized as the second site of its kind on the island. This results from more than a year of planning, consultation and negotiations involving local leaders, volunteers and community members with the generous support of the St. John’s Friendship Center and the National Association of Friendship Centres.

Friendship Centers are non-profit and charity organizations that deliver culturally appropriate services to Indigenous people– regardless of status– in urban communities. Every Center is as unique as the area it serves allowing for programs and services that vary nationally based on need.

As the Center secures new funding sources, resources will be developed to assist individuals with challenges related to employment, health, education, justice and housing. Community cultural gatherings, ceremonies and teachings will remain integral to the Center’s offerings.

Based out of the former United Church and prior home to the Bay St. George Cultural Circle, the new Center also has a satellite office in the town of Stephenville.

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  • Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/02

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    A safe, confidential group for individuals and families dealing with the impacts of substance abuse and addictions.

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  • Moose Hide Campaign Fast

    Moose Hide Campaign Fast

    All day
    2017/10/05

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    In support of the national gathering in Ottawa, our staff are joining men across the country in the Moose Hide Campaign day of fasting. This commitment is to show our promise to help end violence against women and girls in our local communities. For more information, visit: moosehidecampaign.ca

  • Fear/Less Anxiety Presentation

    Fear/Less Anxiety Presentation

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/05

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    Worry and anxiety are a natural part of our lives. Join us for a discussion to help better understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy anxiety. Learn how to better support your friends and family, encourage coping strategies and identify community resources. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome.

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  • Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- St.George’s

    Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- St.George’s

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/09

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    A safe, confidential group for individuals and families dealing with the impacts of substance abuse and addictions.

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  • Weekly Drumming

    Weekly Drumming

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/10

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Every week friends and family come together to share songs, drumming  and  laughter. The evening is open to everyone– from those who attended regularly to those visiting for the very time.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    Grand Opening Week

    All day
    2017/10/16-2017/10/20

    Join us in celebrating our official opening in both our St.George’s and Stephenville locations. Daily events will be posted as they are finalized.

  • Opening Meet and Greet

    Opening Meet and Greet

    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    2017/10/16

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    Drop down and say hi, look around and learn more about your new Friendship Center. Coffee, tea and snacks provided.

  • Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/16

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    A safe, confidential group for individuals and families dealing with the impacts of substance abuse and addictions.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    Grand Opening Week

    All day
    2017/10/17-2017/10/20

    Join us in celebrating our official opening in both our St.George’s and Stephenville locations. Daily events will be posted as they are finalized.

  • Seniors Tea and Social

    Seniors Tea and Social

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    2017/10/17

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    All seniors welcome to join us for tea, treats, conversation–or bingo– if that’s your thing. We’re calling this our first social but we don’t want it to be our last. Come tell us how you think the Center can best serve you.

  • Weekly Drumming

    Weekly Drumming

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/17

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Every week friends and family come together to share songs, drumming  and  laughter. The evening is open to everyone– from those who attended regularly to those visiting for the very time.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    Grand Opening Week

    All day
    2017/10/18-2017/10/20

    Join us in celebrating our official opening in both our St.George’s and Stephenville locations. Daily events will be posted as they are finalized.

  • Cake Cutting

    Cake Cutting

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/18

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Please join us in St. George’s for the official opening of our new Friendship Center– in the place that started it all. Everyone is welcome to enjoy cake, refreshments and learn more about the Center.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    Grand Opening Week

    All day
    2017/10/19-2017/10/20

    Join us in celebrating our official opening in both our St.George’s and Stephenville locations. Daily events will be posted as they are finalized.

  • Seniors Tea and Social

    Seniors Tea and Social

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    2017/10/19

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    All seniors are welcome to join us for tea, treats, conversation–and bingo– if that’s your thing. We’re calling this our first social but we don’t want it to be our last. Come tell us how you think the Center can best serve you.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    Grand Opening Week

    All day
    2017/10/20-2017/10/20

    Join us in celebrating our official opening in both our St.George’s and Stephenville locations. Daily events will be posted as they are finalized.

  • St.George’s Concert

    St.George’s Concert

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    2017/10/20

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Help us close out our Opening Week activities with a free concert featuring the talents of Paul Pike and Brian McHugh. The one hour show will be followed by a meet-and-greet. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a substance-free night out of great music, food and community.

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  • Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- St.George’s

    Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- St.George’s

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/23

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    A safe, confidential group for individuals and families dealing with the impacts of substance abuse and addictions.

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  • Weekly Drumming

    Weekly Drumming

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/24

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Every week friends and family come together to share songs, drumming  and  laughter. The evening is open to everyone– from those who attended regularly to those visiting for the very time.

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  • Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    Apoqnmasi Family Support Group- S’ville

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/30

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    90 Main Street, Stephenville

    A safe, confidential group for individuals and families dealing with the impacts of substance abuse and addictions.

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  • Weekly Drumming

    Weekly Drumming

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2017/10/31

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    329 Main Street, St. George’s

    Every week friends and family come together to share songs, drumming  and  laughter. The evening is open to everyone– from those who attended regularly to those visiting for the very time.

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Our doors are open to members and guests alike to provide a safe and welcoming gathering place. Trainings, workshops, special events and celebrations may be held after regular business hours or on weekends. Please check our event calendar or talk with our staff for details.

Address: 329 Main St., St. George’s, NL and

90 Main Street, Stephenville, NL

Phone: 709.643.3902  Fax: 709.643.3877

Business Hours: 8:30a-4:30p M-F