Sarah Jackman

Executive Director - executivedirector@punkylake.com

My name is Sarah Jackman and I am the Executive Director of the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society. 

I was born and raised in the west Chilcotin and though I’ve since moved into Williams Lake I still have very close ties to the area.  My family has lived in the Chilcotin since 1950 operating a fishing lodge, guiding business and, a cattle ranch.  

I accepted the position as Executive Director for PLWCS in August 2012 and have enjoyed my experiences here immensely. This position also allows me to sit on the Boards of other groups with similar goals and like-minded missions such as the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake.  The growth and development I’ve witnessed in all aspects of our programs, our staff, and most importantly in the community members we serve has been remarkable.

Our goals at PLWCS are to promote and build self-worth, leadership, experiences of culture, and, healthy, strong life choices in the youth of our communities and in the communities themselves as a whole.  I believe very strongly in both the Youth Success Program as well as the Tsilhqot’in Restorative Justice Program that we offer.

I am honoured to be a part of this team and these goals.

sarah jackman

sarah jackman

Bruce Baptiste

Adult Justice Coordinator - adultjusticepunkylake.com

My name isBruce Baptiste and I am from the Alexis Creek First Nation and I have been employed with the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society as a Youth Justice Worker since July of 2010 and, in 2012 became the Adult Justice Coordinator.

My favourite moments while working at PLWCS is watchingthe youth play Lahal at our Camps as they are quick learners of the game andshow their competitive spirits while playing.  This has also gives them the confidence to play Lahal with their Elders at Lahal Tournaments.

I envision PLWCS becoming a mainstay in helping our youth reach their potential in life. 

bruce baptiste

bruce baptiste

Samantha-Jo Dick

Youth Justice Coordinator - youthjustice@punkylake.com

My name is Samantha-Jo Dick and I am Tsilhqot’in from Tl’etinqox.  I have been with the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society since July of 2010.  I started out as a Youth Justice Worker and am now the Youth Justice Coordinator.  I feel that my position here at Punky Lake is not a job but a responsibility to help my people.  I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to bring our culture back into our Healing Circles/Camps/Programs.

I fully believe in the Restorative Justice Program.  I can’t express enough how important this program is to our community.  Thanks to Carolyn Charleyboy my interest in the Healing Circles have grown.  There is so much depth and honesty that comes with the Circle process with 'breaking down the walls' and finding reason behind every wrong decision that someone has made and repairing the harm.

Another one of my passions working here is my Girls' Program.  I love inspiring girls with local, motivational women speakers and opening every possible door for the girls of this community.  I have recently revamped our Girls' Program to wrap around Dr. Martin Brokenleg’s “Circle of Courage”.

I am a Certified Life Skills Coach and soon to be a Certified Restorative Justice Facilitator.  These workshops helped me build my skills:  High Risk Youth; Youth & Probation; Legal Aid; Biology of Loss; Suicide Awareness; Foundational Skills for Helpers; and, Inviting Dialogue:  Restorative Justice & Victim Offender Conferencing.

I also take part in the Communities That Care Committee and the Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice.

My Vision for the PLWCS is to have a successful Tsilhqot’in Restorative Justice Program as well as fully rounded Youth Programs/Camps and help in as many ways as possible to help our future leaders reach their potential.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself” George Bernard Shaw

 

Samantha-jo dick

Samantha-jo dick

Ann Guichon

Administrative Assistant/Finance Clerk -assistant@punkylake.com                                                                                    

My name is Ann Guichon and I am from the Tsi Deldel (Redstone) community. I joined Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society in March 2016. 

I am a recent TRU Graduate and am extremely happy to be here with Punky Lake in the finance department, it is definitely a learning experience for me.

Hope to meet  and see more people!

 

 

Sabrina Jeff

Support Services

My name is Sabrina Jeff and I am Tsilhqot’in from Tl’etinqox. I have been with Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society since July 2016. My position at Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society is youth and adult probation support providing access to supports such as education, job skills training, and community services and assist to ensure they successfully complete their probationary period.

I am passionate about the restorative justice program and believe in its potential to change lives. I recently received the restorative justice training, and look forward to facilitating RJ circles with my mentors Sam & Bruce!

I am looking forward to the many programs that PLWCS is involved in and learning new things about my culture & my community. My vision for PLWCS is to make a difference with our youth & show them they have the potential to be successful!!!!

Karen Jim

RCMP Victim Services

My name is Karen Jim, the RCMP Victim Services worker based at the Alexis Creek RCMP detachment and I deliver services to all the surrounding communities in the Chilcotin area.  As an RCMP Victim Services worker, I provide emotional support, practical assistance, referrals, and information to victims of crime as they proceed through the criminal justice system.  I give support to victims of violence in relationships, suicide/suicide attempts, fatalities, break and entries, home invasions and other types of crime.  In my role, my aim is to help victims and their families help themselves by gaining the ability to use the justice system and community resources.   With each incident I respond to it is my goal to give effective support to victims and their families and I find that it is very rewarding to be able to help someone in their traumatic situations.  In addition to my responsibilities, I have delivered projects to assist victims/communities in healing and rebuilding from the impacts of violence against women.   

I am a Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) born and raised inTl'etinqox (Anaham), BC. and I am very fluent in my Tsilhqot'in language and culture.  My home is at Anaham Reserve which is the central area of all the communities that I am serving and my office is located at the Alexis Creek community. 

karen jim

karen jim

 

 

 

PLWCS Board of Directors

  • Violet Fuller - Tl'esqox (Toosey)
  • Jessica Setah - Yunesit'in (Stone)
  • Loretta Williams - Xeni (Nemiah Valley)
  • Paul Grinder - Tl'etinqox (Anaham)
  • Otis Guichon Sr. - Tsi Deldel (Redstone)
  • Allen Louie - Ulkatcho (Anahim Lake)
Ann Guichon

Ann Guichon

Sabrina Jeff

Sabrina Jeff