Gathering Our Voices 2019

Community/GOV 2019

We were so grateful to be able to volunteer at Gathering Our Voices 2019, as well as having the privilege of being a part of the registration team in 2019. From manning the registration desk early in the morning, to helping coordinate the workshops, to attending those workshops with the youth delegates, GOV was as much a learning experience for us as it was an amazingly fun event. Being able to see the beauty of the mountains in the traditional territories of the Tseshaht and the Hupacasath nations was worth the trip itself.

It was particularly rewarding to see how the system we built for them was used, and how it helped both the GOV team and the delegates, enabling them to forget many of the possible issues with registration and just focus on having fun. It's always nice to hear from our clients how well our systems and websites work for them, but to be able to see in real time at the event, the impact of that was special for us.

We were even able to be a sponsor for GOV in 2019, something we're very proud of. We see the demand and need of Indigenous Youth gatherings, and to be able to contribute so the youth can learn, grow and enjoy themselves in a safe encouraging environment was definitely one of the highlights of our year.

Gathering Our Voices 2019 was something we're proud and feel privileged to have been able to be a part of this year. We had an absolute blast, and we hope to sponsor and volunteer again next year.