Looking to the Future:
“Siyaye” is the Halq’eméylem word for friend…
On July 4th 1996, XÁ:YTEM Longhouse Interpretive Centre’s new “friends” acknowledged the important, ground breaking work that the original Friends of Hatzic Rock Society had accomplished in the time they were together. Today the new “friends” society called the XÁ:YTEM Siyaye Society is building on this foundation. They are carrying on the vision and building a society that will benefit XÁ:YTEM.
One of the purposes of the society is to raise funds from the sales of lapel pins, a set of four interpretive posters, and memberships. Setting up a gift shop is another objective of the Society as well as preserving and promoting the site.
Our vision for the future is to create a heritage centre at Xá:ytem which reflects the values and the spiritual, cultural and archaeological traditions of the Stó:lo Nation to the world without compromising the natural or spiritual integrity of this very special place.
To promote awareness of the site and its significance.
To provide interested persons and organizations the opportunity to share in the development and benefits of the site.
To support activities of XÁ:YTEM.
To support educational programming.
To help raise funds and generate revenue to support the XA:YTEM site.
Xá:ytem welcomes financial contributions to support its rich cultural programming and for future development and for financial news.
Xá:ytem is a non-profit charitable organization that offers a charitable tax receipts to donors, funders, individuals and organizations for their support to keep us operating and growing. If you wish to contribute please make out cheque or money order to the Sto:lo Heritage Trust Society and mail to 35087 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC V2V 6T1. If you wish we accept Visa and Mastercard, American Express or Interact, please contact us at (604) 820-9725 or email email@example.com
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
Working in the Siyaye Society Gift Shop.
Donating time to landscape the site.
Taking part in the interpretation/education programs.
Carrying out some administration work.
Helping with fund-raising activities.
Future fundraising plans are in the works and anyone interested in becoming part of this exciting new development for Mission can call us and leave their name and number for the XÁ:YTEM Siyaye Society or email to the address below. You may wish to contribute a specific skill or simply wish to support this very worthwhile society by becoming a member.