Mike Watts was acknowledged for his years of service to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Wednesday evening during the DAC Health Ability Fair’s dinner at Maht Mahs in Port Alberni. With his daughter Adrianna by his side, Watts was blanketed as a sign of comfort and appreciation for his dedication in providing audio and video services to the health fair’s 20 years of operation. DAC Chair Helen Dick and NTC Executive Director Florence Wylie (far left) stand next to Watts. (Eric Plummer photos)
“Wik-ay-its-tsa-wa-chink,” meaning you are not alone, was the message those in attendance received on a keepsake print provided at the DAC Health-Ability Fair dinner at Maht Mahs on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Port Alberni. The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s audio-video technician Mike Watts was recognized for his years of service, while DAC Chair Barney Williams spoke, who was earlier acknowledged for 50 years of sobriety. This is the 20th year the DAC Health-Ability Fair is being held, running for two days of informative sessions about health issues affecting Nuu-chah-nulth-aht.