Minutes, November 8, 2005

(Bear River Innovation, Development and Growth Society)
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Bear River First Nations Band Hall

Present:  Cindy Harris, Chris Hutchins, Jane Kingston, John & Susan Malmstrom, Andrew Riddles, Hal Theriault, Jeremy Morine, David Isles, Don Rice, Seretha Balcom, Rob Buckland-Nicks, Mary Harris, Wayne Smith, Tim Wilson.

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM

2. Introduction of Minutes from Previous Meeting

3. New Business
The logistics of the community wide village meeting, to take place November 9, were discussed at length.  We may have an MLA drop in, as well as someone from the press. After this meeting, we will be able to formalize our structure as a registered non-profit society, and the executive committee will be formed.  Collated results of the community group discussions will be made available as soon as possible.

4. Review and Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting
Changes were noted to the previous meeting’s minutes: spelling of David Isles’ name, spelling of Grey Mckenzie’s name, Hal Theriault met with the Warden of Digby County, and Keith Robichaud related the information that funding has been established for a water survey in 2006.

MOTION:  Moved by Cindy Harris, seconded by Andrew Riddles to approve and adopt the Minutes of the October 18, 2005 meeting with noted changes. CARRIED.

5.  Subcommittee Meeting Presentations
Youth Subcommittee:
The Subcommittee has now drafted a preliminary budget for the proposed coffeehouse.
They have also submitted an offer to rent one of the available spaces in the village and are waiting to hear back from the owners.

6. Other Business
Hal is working on a partnership between BRIDGS and Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, following a conference he recently attended and presented at in Halifax.  The Council funds attendance at travel and tourism training programs.

7.  Next Meeting
November 22, at 7:30 pm at the Bear River First Nations Cultural Centre. (Please note:
we will be meeting at the Cultural Centre through the winter.)

8.  Adjournment
Motion made by Andrew Riddles for adjournment, seconded by Hal Theriault.
CARRIED.  Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.