The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert is an inclusive organization that exists to provide programs and services to the community at large, with an emphasis on the needs of the First Nations People in the areas of education, culture, health and recreation.
Prince Rupert's Friendship House is one of a network of more than one hundred and eighteen, (and growing), Friendship centers located in various communities across the country. The main objective of these centers is to provide services and programs that range from prenatal care to elders' groups for all peoples who are living in an urban setting. These needs tend to vary somewhat from one community to another, so each center develops a life and character of its own.
In Prince Rupert the Friendship House provides a daycare center for children from newborn to school-age, a preschool for children under the age of five and a drop-in center used by the community at large. Our meeting rooms are made available to a variety of groups, (e.g. youth programs and First Nations Elders).
The Friendship House is proud to introduce it's new service to provide safe and affordable transportation for families to Terrace. This service was inspired by an idea of the B.C. government to provide safe transportation for a five dollar fee. You can find schedules and more information here.
Louisa Smith: Video Collection
After the completion of the MMIW Commemoration statue, it had been permanently mounted in the Culture room of the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert where it can be viewed by all visitors to the Friendship House. This year's Sea Fest theme was 'Aloha', so what better way to express this? Other than a float...
Late last fall the Friendship House and partners had put together a project plan to renovate the first floor kitchen, the first of many renovation projects planned to modernize and repair the 60 year old building on 744 Fraser St. The building previously supported two residential equivalent kitchens each on the 1st and 2nd floors,...
This year "Happy Pirates of the Pacific" had been selected as the theme which proved very popular judging from the excellent float entries. After I was informed of the new theme and that we had made a float entry for the parade, I decided to step aside and let someone else design and build the...
SeaFest 2018 has come and gone but here are a few photographs to help remember this year's parade. "The way it was" had been the theme this year in honor of SeaFest's 40th year which fit nicely with the Friendship House celebrating it's 60th year in service. In the spirit of this theme we...
The Blessing Ceremony turned out to be a huge success so I thought that I would showcase some photos taken before and during the ceremony that will most assuredly portray the Canoe Paddle Project so much better than I could.
This ceremony is to take place on February the second 2018 to celebrate the hard work and talent of everyone involved with the Canoe Paddle Project.
In late 2017 the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert successfully purchased the Pioneer Inn to operate as a social enterprise. The Friendship House intends on operating the Pioneer in the same manner as the previous owner, (primarily as a Hostel), but future plans may include changing and operating as a boutique hotel.