lodge_chief_cutting_zee_ribbonThe opening letter from the Lodge Chief:

My Brothers!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new ceremonial Longhouse!

Over ten years ago we began this journey to rebuild our longhouse. It has been a rough, steep and sometimes faint trail. We have endured many trials and tribulations, false starts and challenges. But we have endured; our patience and service has now borne fruit! So now I implore you: take the time to celebrate our new longhouse, forge memories and lets us begin writing the next chapter in the T'Kope Kwiskwis story.

I congratulate all who will receive their brotherhood tonight in this most special ceremony. For us fortunate ones the entire weekend will be a special story we will be able to tell generations of Arrowmen who will come after us. Tell them we were here. Tell them of the service it took to create this building. Tell them of the excitement, the cheerfulness, and the brotherhood. Inspire them and make them wish they too were a part our glorious journey.

Yours in the Brotherhood,

Reuben Steelquist