Relay For Life

The Canadian Cancer Society is organization Relay for Life on June 1, 2018 in Cornwall!  Anyone can participate and organize a team. See more info below and contact Paige at if you have any questions or would like to register!

At Relay For Life, you will:

  • Be inspired by cancer survivors – or provide inspiration yourself!
  • Take turns walking, running or strolling around a track in a non-competitive relay.
  • Give 6 hours to the fight against cancer – and it could add years to the lives of others.
  • Relax and have fun off the track, enjoying activities and entertainment in a “tent village”.
  • Learn about cancer issues and how to reduce your risk of the disease. 

“Tent village”: At Relay, participants will pitch canopy/tents decorated in their theme that will serve as their team headquarters.  Your Team “tent/dwelling” area will be 10 feet x15 feet. Teams are encouraged to make it “home” for the event. (Suggestion: Erect a 8’x8’ or 10’x10’ sunshade/tent, construct a “dwelling” with walls, add furniture, etc). Have FUN!

Survivors’ Victory Lap: Cancer survivors are individually introduced during the opening ceremonies and are invited to walk the first lap of the Relay.  The Survivors’ Victory Lap acknowledges and celebrates their courage in their struggle with the disease. Once the Survivors’ Victory Lap is completed, the Relay participants join in. 

Luminary Ceremony: Luminaries are lights placed in paper bags that line the Relay track.  Each bears the name of a loved one who has either survived cancer (In Honour) or lost their life to the disease (In Memory).  The lights are lit in a moving ceremony at 10pm, providing light and inspiration as participants walk the track.

Activities and entertainment: Throughout the evening, participants enjoy a variety of lively entertainment and activities.

Recruit nine team members and arrange a team meeting (if you don’t have nine that’s fine!)

  • Discuss and select a team name and theme (Relay event theme is Movies and TV)
  • Select a co-captain to help you along the way.
  • Consider dedicating your team to someone.
  • Register yourself and your team online (see below if not using online system).
  • Distribute paperwork to team members (pledge envelope, waiver, payment sheet, luminary form and survivor form).
  • Encourage team to fundraise and set a goal ($150.00 is recommended per team member)
  • Register your team members online or; complete the Team Log and return it to your local Canadian Cancer Society office along with your team registration fees ($15 per team member, free registration for survivors).


Maternal Wellness Walk

MCA’s Community Health Program is hosting a Wellness Walk in support of Maternal Mental Health Week!  The walk will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018 (weather permitting).  Registration will be at 10 a.m. at the Kanonhkwatsheri:io Atrium. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The participants will walk to the St. Regis Recreation and back, and will be provided with a light lunch, and will be entered to win a grand prize.  The first 15 women to register will receive a special gift!  To register, or for more information, contact Community Health at 575-2341 Ext. 3220.


AMPS Accepting Used/Expired Prescription Drugs For National Prescription Take Day

National Prescription Take Day will take place on April 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service will have three locations to drop off your unused or expired prescription medications. The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Station, Tsi Snaihne SubStation, and the Peace Tree Trade Center will be designated drop off locations. Every person who drops off an item will receive a free gift.



Additional Tobacco Agreement Focus Meeting Scheduled

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is informing the community that two additional focus meetings have been scheduled to review the proposed draftTobacco Regulation and Revenue Agreement..

Since 2013, the MCA received funding from the Government of Ontario for the development of a Tobacco Regulatory Framework which facilitated the development of the Akwesasne Oien:kwa Kaianerenhsera (Akwesasne Tobacco Law).

In December 2017, MCA and the Government of Ontario established the process to negotiate a Tobacco Final Agreement and the proposed TobaccoRegulation and Revenue Sharing Agreement was presented to Council on April 9, 2018. 
During the Focus Meeting April 18th, a line-by-line reading of the proposed Tobacco Regulation and Revenue Sharing Agreement between the Government of Ontario and the Mohawk Council will be reviewed and thoroughly explained.

For more information, please contact the Department of Tehotiennawakon at 613-575-2250.


The meetings will take place: 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

5 – 9 p.m.

Iohahi:io Adult Education Facility (Tsi Snaihne District)

Friday, April 27, 2018

5 – 9 p.m.

Kana:takon/St. Regis Recreation (Kana:takon District)

Our Elected Chiefs

The 2018-2021 Council Chiefs are:

Grand Chief

Abram Benedict

Kawehno:ke District Chiefs

Dennis Chaussi

Carolyn Francis

Edward Roundpoint

Vince Thompson

Kana:takon District Chiefs

Theresa Jacobs

Darryl “Kermit” Lazore

Julie Phillips-Jacobs

Tim “Dooley” Thompson

Tsi Snaihne District Chiefs

April Adams-Phillips

Connie Lazore

Joe Lazore

Tobi Mitchell

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