Community Engagement Session - Topic Drugs
Millbrook Chief and Council in partnership with Millbrook RCMP extend an invitation to the community to attend a community engagement session. This session will be aimed to seek community input and to promote conversations centered around the topic of drugs.
This event will be conducted as a question and answer panel with representatives from both Millbrook Chief and Council and Millbrook RCMP in attendance.
Please be advised that effective immediately anyone needing a medication refill has to make a doctor’s appointment. Refills can no longer be done over the phone by either nurse. Please note the number of refills you have left as well as the expiry date of the prescription so you can make an appointment in advance. It is your responsibility to obtain your own medication refills. Please plan ahead. Although we don’t have a permanent doctor at this time, we do have a doctor here several times each week. Appointments do fill up quickly so don’t leave it until the last minute or you may end up going without your medication.
2019 Youth Retreat
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Millbrook Gymnasium 852 Willow St.
A great opportunity to meet with service providers and learn about what they have to offer. Come early enough to put your name in for one of many door prizes...
Refreshments & Lunch will be available.
Millbrook Youth Centre Grand Opening!
2019 Youth Retreat
All youth in attendance will receive their own gift bags as well as a chance to win the grand prize! Maximum of 30 participants only, please contact Kyle Gloade to register at (902) 897-9199.
May 17-19, 2019
MPAL Updates; Opportunities to be active Upcoming Events:
Come Join us for the official Grand Re-Opening for the Millbrook Youth Centre!
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Snacks and drinks will be provided
Parents and Youth welcome!
Optimal Aging Program with Matt from the CMM Mental Wellness Team
If you are in grades 8 - 12 and would like to visit the British Isles you can train to complete a half-marathon and then accomplish the feat in paradise. Check the Millbrook website or the Community FB page for more details or email Gord; firstname.lastname@example.orgYou don’t have to be a good runner now but you will have to commit to becoming a great runner later. Everyone is capable if you have the heart and motivation.
When: May. 1- May. 29 2019 (4 week program every Wednesday, excluding May. 22)
Where: Seniors Centre
Prizes to be won
A letter from Dr. Murdo Ferguson
May's Newsletter is available here.
Employment Opportunity - Medical Office Administrator
Over the last 26 years, there has been a transformation in both the delivery of healthcare and in Millbrook itself. When I first began my career with Millbrook in 1994, I was working in the emergency department of the old Colchester Regional Hospital. While doing a shift, I met Elizabeth Berube, a nurse from Cape Breton. She asked if I would consider working in Millbrook as a doctor. After meeting Chief Lawrence Paul, Alex Cope, Barry Martin and Barry Gloade, we agreed that I would come and work in Millbrook. At that time, the Health Centre was located in the current Youth Centre on Willow Street. It was freezing in the winter and roasting hot in the summer! After a few years, the staff were excited when air conditioning units were installed in some of the windows!
Dr. Ferguson’s Retirement update
Millbrook First Nation is seeking a Medical Office Administrator to work in Millbrook, Nova Scotia. This is a permanent full-time position. The successful candidate would be required to work 32 hours per week (9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday). The Medical Office Administrator is under the direct supervision of the Director of Health Services. The successful candidate must have proven skills in scheduling appointments for multiple staff, proficiency in the use of all aspects of electronic medical records (specifically, billing, referrals, filing), computer operations, and they must enjoy interacting appropriately and professionally with all members of the multidisciplinary medical team, including but not limited to the physician, nurses, allied health staff, etc., as well as community members and be able to adapt to and overcome unforeseen circumstances.
Dr. Murdo Ferguson is retiring from working at the Millbrook Health Centre on May 7th, 2019. If you are not a Millbrook band or community member, you will not be permitted to make an appointment at the Millbrook Health Centre to see the new doctor. While at the Millbrook Health Centre, the doctor provides physician services to Millbrook band or community members only.
Health Centre Construction
Millbrook and Listuguj partnered in Zenabis as investors for our communities, future relationships, and opportunities for our communities. This partnership signifies the beginning of Economic Development to growing business in the Cannabis as it develops and creates future benefits, employment and wealth for our Bands.
Optimal Aging Program
Construction on the health centre addition will begin in early May and should be completed by the end of September. We apologize for any inconvenience that might occur during construction.
Floor Hockey Season
This program is suited for those looking to improve their overall wellness in all areas of life. This program will introduce physical activity as well as brain challenges, while also giving you an opportunity to learn about aging more optimally through life. This is done through such topics as, fall safety, healthy aging, how our brains change etc. Open to Adults, seniors and Elders. Hope to see you there!
JR NBA Program
May 12 - June 30, 2019
Who can play? All grade 5 to gr 9 Students of every gender, who live anywhere in the Truro Area are welcome to participate.
When? Every Sunday afternoon from 1 - 3 pm at the Millbrook Gym on Willow St. Everyday will be a rd robin tournament and playoffs. Every Game is 10 minute stop time. Everyone will play multiple games each day. If the tournament isn’t over by 2pm it will continue the next week.
Games will be 4 on 4 with a goalie.
Pier 21 Exhibit
The JR NBA program (4-6 yr olds) and the Rookie division of the JR NBA program (7-9) year olds will be starting a 12 week season on Sundays from May 12- June 30, 2019 and resuming in the Fall Sept 15-Oct. 20th. The Jr NBA kids play from 9:30 - 10:30 and the rookie division plays from 11am - 12 pm.
Baseball Registration forms
Pier 21 just launched a new exhibit about family and are looking to add some Mi'kmaq content. They offer a loan fee to anyone willing to let them borrow contemporary regalia or older pieces of traditional clothing. Especially pieces associated with a family story like a wedding, funeral, celebration, type of dance, or other special occasion. If you are interested in loaning something please contact Michèle Gervais, 902.425.7770 ext 280 or email@example.com
If you want to get a sense of the exhibit you can visit their website and view a trailer of the exhibit at: https://pier21.ca/family-bonds-and-belonging?gclid=CjwKCAjw-ZvlBRBbEiwANw9UWm1j8gza5AwC5S7M2U31HivmjvshaNDSGRaJt54ABpa-YAin8OvuIBoC0zkQAvD_BwE
Baseball Registration forms are available at the Millbrook Band Office at the front table, downloaded by clicking here or can be emailed by request. (Millbrook Tobacco store funding request Form here) Registration forms must be passed in to Gordon Pictou (via reception) by April 15, 2019! Millbrook Field will again be used for Novice and Mosquito games and practices. Peewee and Bantam games and practices will be in Truro but carpools will be available. Any questions please contact Gord Pictou @ 986.8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch and Learn Topic: Exercise and Hydration
Aprils’s Newsletter is available here.
April 26th, 2019
Millbrook Senior Centre
Register with Sunshine @ 902-895-9468