Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Entry Island Celebrates Christmas & Volunteerism!

On Friday, December 7th, 2012 forty-four participants from the community of Entry Island gathered to celebrate two great things, Christmas, and volunteer contributions to the community. Celebrations commenced with acknowledging the importance of volunteerism and the presentation of this year’s nominees for “Volunteer of the Year”, as is the goal of the Community Engagement Committee. The eight nominees were as follows; Harold Dickson, Wade Chenell, Thelma-Ann Feltmate, Nicole Clarke, Glen Clarke, Robin Aitkens, Shirley Welsh and Mavis Patton.

Two winners, Thelma-Ann Feltmate and Wade Chenell, were awarded the title this year on behalf of The Community Engagement Committee and the Entry Island Future Committee, as it was also in their action plan this year to celebrate volunteerism. Volunteer efforts on Entry Island are very important in sustaining services, programs and the well-being of this community. It is for this reason that we are proud to recognize the efforts of our volunteers every year!

Holiday spirit was added to the volunteer celebrations as the evening continued with a hot turkey supper catered by the Women’s Social Economy Working Committee. Dessert was provided by the Heritage Committee. While everyone in attendance enjoyed their meal, participation prizes were drawn and Christmas gifts were given to the children. A great evening was enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank everyone for attending this event to show their appreciation for volunteerism and community. We would also like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible; the caterers, the staff at CAMI, CEDEC and the Future Committee, the Heritage Committee and last but not least Jennifer Dickson, a community volunteer.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

New CREGIM Project Starts Off With Christmas Gift Bag Making

Three Christmas gift bag making workshops were offered in Grosse Ile for a total of 34 participants. All participants enjoyed their learning experience and were very pleased with their creations! This was a great opportunity to have just before the holidays! 

We would like to thank the instructor, Nancy Richard, for sharing her talent with us! It was appreciated by everyone! We would also like to thank everyone for participating in this workshop! 

Monday, 19 November 2012

Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Prevention Week

Grosse Ile High School Participates in Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Prevention Week

Grades 5 through 11 at GIHS have created a collage comprised of monologues, art pieces and facts concerning the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. The collage was placed at the entrance of GIHS portraying a strong message to both teachers and students passing by.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who participated. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New Project with Funding from CRÉGÎM

"Showcasing the Past, Building the Future"

Interested in learning or teaching traditional skills that are fading away? Interested in creating products that will preserve Anglophone culture and heritage, or that will draw tourism to Grosse-Ile through their sale at the CAMI boutique?

Come support this project by attending a brainstorming session on the 6th of November at 6:00 PM in the Community Conference Room! I ask that you please confirm your presence by November 1st at the latest. So, come share your ideas!

If you are interested, or want more information, please contact Felicia Clarke at CAMI by:
telephone: (418)985-2116
email: healthprogrammanager@hotmail.com

Hoping to see a good turnout on November 6th!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

McGill Category 1 Bursary Received!

McGill Category 1 Bursary Received!

On behalf of CAMI, we would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Catherine Aitkens, who will receive the McGill Category 1 Bursary for the amount of $5,000.
Catherine is studying Biomedical Labratory Technology at Dawson College. 

We wish her the best of luck this academic year!

Monday, 16 January 2012



Created by the McGill University Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, the McGill Retention Bursary Program’s Category 1 Bursary is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region. Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to returning to a Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization.
Students wishing to apply for the Bursary Program must submit their application forms to the contact person at the participating community network in their region. 
Contacts for the Magdalen Islands’ Region: 
Helena Burke                                                 
Executive Director                                                                                
CAMI                                                                                                                                                                    Tel.:  (418) 985-2116 EXT. #1
Fax:  (418) 985-2113                                                                              
Cell:  (418) 937-6794                                                                             
E-mail:  cami@magdalenislands.ca                                                    

Vanessa Goodwin
McGill Coordinator
Tel.:  (418) 985-2116 EXT.#2
Fax:  (418) 985-2113
E-mail:  mcgillretention@gmail.com
For more information or to receive a copy of the application guidelines and application form, please contact the CAMI Office.


The purpose of the Category 1 Bursary is to address the need for bilingual professionals in health and social services in selected Quebec regions by encouraging students to pursue studies in health and social service disciplines in government recognized educational institutions located outside their region and to return to their region to work and serve their communities.
The Category 1 Bursary amounts are fixed based on the student’s level of study:

• University: Up to $10,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

• Cégep / college: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

• Secondary school vocational training: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.


The Bursary Program covers the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 academic years. The funding is non-retroactive to previous years.

The Category 1 Bursary is open to students from selected Quebec regions

• Are Canadian citizens who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);

• Are permanent residents who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);

• Have the English and French language skills to provide health and social services in a health and social services institution;

• Are pursuing studies in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region;

• Are currently accepted into or pursuing full-time studies (the educational institution that the students are attending considers them as such) in a government recognized health and social services program that permits the students to work professionally in Quebec upon completion of studies

• Are registered full-time for a minimum of 1 full academic year during the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 academic years;

Please note that the Bursary Program is not applicable to students:

- Registered in independent or non-degree programs;

- Registered in distance and on-line training programs.

• Are committed, following completion of studies, to return to a selected Quebec region to work in the field of health and social services in a public health and social services institution or related organization for a minimum of one year;

• Agree to a follow-up evaluation by the McGill Project upon completion of studies in the event that such an evaluation program is implemented.

The community network (CAMI) is responsible for ensuring that the students meet the Eligibility Criteria.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Craft Night

This activity is now being held at the Grosse Ile School Community Room on Mondays @ 6:00pm.

Come out and enjoy an evening of fun and socializing!

Celtic Culture Comes Alive!

On November 25th & 26th, The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of  Canada will be performing on the Islands.  Their show consists of bag piping, step dancing & the Highland dancing show. You will be captivated by the fast-paced feet of  the dancers, stirred by the sounds of the  pipes and drums! 

This event is made possible by the Grosse Ile Leisure Committee in collaboration with CAMI and the Community Learning Center (CLC) .

November 25th - Grosse Ile Gymnasium at 7:30pm
November 26th - Entry Island Community Hall at 1:30pm
Fee for the event will be: $15.00 per person

To find out more about these performers, please visit www.collegeofpiping.com

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Public Consultation concerning Drilling Off Old Harry‏

There will be a public consultation concerning a premilary Environmental Stategic Evaluation (EES2) done by Genivar Biologist concerning the Hydrocarbone (Oil) drilling off Old Harry.

Please attend to voice your concerns and your opinions on the subject. Your opinions and concerns are very important.

This public consultation will take place at the Recreatif Center at Lavernière Wednesday November 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, 26 September 2011

CAMI Joins this Year`s Shoreline Cleanup

CAMI, in collaboration with the Grosse-Ile School CLC (Community Learning Center), participated in this year`s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 22. Thirty two (32) students and community members joined in the effort to clean the garbage on Grosse-Ile North Beach. Ten bags of garbage, mostly comprising of plastics, were collected and sent to the waste processing plant.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup takes place across the country every year in September. The participants fill out data cards while cleaning, which are sent to the Vancouver Aquarium for scientific research concerning ocean and waterway litter. For more information about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, please visit: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/

CAMI provided hot dogs and juice to the volunteers after their work in the cleanup effort. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the 2011 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

CAMI will launch new website Oct. 19th

On Wednesday, October 19th, CAMI will launch it's new website with a workshop on how to navigate its pages.  This event will take place at 1:30pm in the Municipal community conference room.   Refreshments will be served.
Hope to see you all there!!