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PG woman appointed to BCAAFC Board of Directors – My Prince George Now

Jul. 10th, 2018

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres has appointed Shyla Elgie of Prince George as its youth rep.

Elgie has already spent a year on the Board of Directors, three years on the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council, and has been around the Prince George Native Friendship Centre for most of her life.

“I started volunteering [at the PG Native Friendship Centre] at a very young age and I’ve also worked here in various roles,” she says.

“I’ve been the youth rep at the PG Native Friendship Centre since I was 18 and that’s around the time that I got elected onto the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council.”

Elgie will act as a liaison between the PAYC and the Board of Directors for the BCAAFC. Heading the youth council, she will startup initiatives and partnerships with various aboriginal youth organizations and plan the youth conference Gathering Our Voices.

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