Val d’Or will be hosting a Partnership Forum on November 26 to “create an atmosphere that will allow the Natives and non-Natives to get to know each other better and to create lasting relationships to the benefit of both communities,” according to a statement from organizers.

The forum, to be held at the Confortel Centre des congrès, is the result of a jointeffort by the Val d’Or Native Friendship

Centre, the city of Val d’Or and the local chamber of commerce.

Two hundred participants are expected. Workshops will be held in the morning,followed by a conference lunch, an afternoon panel and an evening banquet.

Cost: $75 per person. For information please call Barbara Poirier or Melisa Pash atthe friendship centre: (819) 825-6857.