THE NASS VALLEY village of Laxgalts’ap is hosting an evening of entertainment Dec. 5 in its large community facility to raise money for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Laxgalts’ap [Greenville] chief administrative officer Andrew Robinson said the idea grew out of a discussion several people had around a table one night.
It was then brought up at a wedding celebration and came to fruition at a village council meeting Nov. 19.
“You could call it a real grassroots start,” said Robinson.
“Our culture is to share and this is one way we can do that.”
He said people in the Nass understand the potential for disaster and that should anything happen in the valley, they would depend upon outside assistance.
In that fashion, Robinson continued, helping people in the Philippines is a way of paying it forward.
Being invited are entertainers from around the Nass Valley, including the mass Nass band and the Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School band.
“It’s going to be an evening of entertainment and food,” said Robinson.
An official letter sent by Laxgalts’ap Chief Councillor Henry Moore has already been circulated widely in the valley and outside.
“Our efforts will be matched by the Government of Canada in their efforts to support the victims suffering from the effects of this terrible typhoon. As per all efforts of the Nisga’a Nation, please join us is making the event a success,” he wrote.
The evening begins at 7 pm and lasts until 10 pm.