Anacla Fitness Centre Naming Form

HFN Education hosts 2023 Grad Celebration Lunch

Left to right – Frankie Williams, Helena Howard, Destiny Stewart, Nicole Malcomson, Angela Dennis, Natalie Clappis, Hayden Johnson – Turgeon, Brian Sport, and Cheyanne Dick. (Photo by Kiara Collinge).

On Friday, July 21, the Huu-ay-aht First Nation Education Department hosted a celebration lunch for the 2023 Huu-ay-aht Graduates and families.

Nine out of 20 graduates attended. Many could not attend due to Highway 4 closures, practicum commitments, or living out of province.

The celebration began with a speech from Benson Nookemis, Executive Councillor and current education portfolio holder Stella Peters. Following after was, Executive Councilor and past education portfolio holder Edward R. Johnson, and finally was Chief Councillor John Jack.

Following speeches, the graduates received Huu-ay-aht First Nation 2023 Graduation hoodies, a cedar headband and financial recognition.

Education, Training, and Employment Manager Brent Ronning and Education Coordinator Vanessa Sabbas congratulate all 2023 Huu-ay-aht Graduates and wish them the best in their endeavours.

Full list of 2023 Huu-ay-aht Graduates.

Community Food Programs and Services

Pacific Rim Children and Family have generated a web page to help make it simple to find what supports are available to people and families. In Port Alberni, there are nine different programs to help individuals receive food.

View Pacific Rim Children and Family Community Food Programs and Support: Here

For future visits to the site, Huu-ay-aht First Nations have made an easy link. After opening the website, at the top bar where it says “Services,” use that Drop down menu. After opening that drop-down menu, proceed to “Health & Social Services,” where “Community Food Programs and Support ” is at the top of the page.

To go straight to Health &Social Services, use this link: Here

Notice of available Huu-ay-aht Rental Housing Unit

A two-bedroom unit in Upper Anacla is available for June 1, 2023.

Unit for rent:

  • A two-bedroom unit in Upper Anacla
  • Ground level unit in a 4-plex building
  • Rent will be set at 30% of total household income
  • Modern subsidy, meaning there is a minimum income requirement

Please note: The Housing Application was updated in April 2023. If you are interested in applying for this unit, will need to fill out the new Housing Application.

Online application link; Huu-ay-aht Rental Housing Application or paper copies can be found in the Housing Office 143 Nookemus Rd. Anacla, B.C. V0R-1B0.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, May 25, 2023.

For more information, or to apply for the unit, contact the Huu-ay-aht Rental Housing Coordinator, Tiana Peters at or 250.720.6740.

Healthy Homes Initiative

Huu-ay-aht is launching a new Healthy Home Initiative which is part of Recommendation two from the Assess Existing Anacla Housing Stock in the final report of the Independent Housing Panel. This initiative aims to reduce the cost of living for citizens by identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures, increase self-sufficiency by generating energy for the community, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and co-create an energy vision and actionable plan reflecting desires and needs of Huu-ay-aht citizens.

Click here to view full details: Healthy Homes Initiative

Click here to fill out an Expression of Interest form: Healthy Homes Initiative Expression of Interest

Or to print an Expression of Interest form: Printable Expression of Interest form