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Bishop Logan McMenamie of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia and Alex Nelson,  an Elder and Senior Advisor to the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (British Columbia’s recognized Aboriginal sport body). will present a session on the experience of working towards reconciliation between the decolonizing church and  indigenous people.

 

Bios:

Alex Nelson:

Alex is a proud member of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations. Although the family has resided in Victoria for the past 47 years, the family connection to Alert Bay and Kingcome Inlet has always remained strong.   Alex is a seven-year product of the infamous Alert Bay Residential School system.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leisure Studies from the University of Victoria. He currently received 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.    He is currently an Elder and Senior Advisor to the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (British Columbia’s recognized Aboriginal sport body). Alex is past Executive Director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre and one of the founders of the Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Association of B.C. Alex is also a founder of the National Aboriginal Sports Circle and was the first Chairperson and three-time President of the North American Indigenous Games Council.  He was recently inducted into Victoria Sport Hall of Fame, then into the BC’s Sport Hall of Fame!   He also was a Resident Elder for Surrounded By Cedar Children and Family Services; as well as a Prison Liaison Worker for the Native Court Worker and Counselling Association of BC.   Alex received a Commission as an Honourary Lay Canon of the Diocese of British Columbia, September 28, 2018.   Sport has always been a vehicle for freedom and healing for Alex, "My responsibility is to give to the next generation what sport has given to me”.

Logan McMenamie:

Born in Greenock, Scotland, The Right Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie was ordained in 1986 and served as a cleric in the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia for twenty-six years, most recently as dean of Christ Church Cathedral, prior to his consecration as bishop in March 2014.  

Bishop Logan believes all experiences are sacred and provide opportunities to encounter God because God is present in all times and in all people. His episcopacy is marked by a focus on the following:

            • Faith development towards social justice and action.
            • Healing, reconciliation, and relationships with the First Peoples of this land.
            • Care for and restoration of creation.  

 

Registration Required:  [email protected]

Cost: $20 at the door