- Four Elders Take a Walk. Four Elders started a fundraiser walk Saturday afternoon, our Elders are aged between 50-70 years old, Elsie Sagutcheway and Evelyn Waboose, Vikki Ooshag, and Margaret Sagutch. By beginning a 9-10 mile walk. The time the walk took for them was over 5 hours from the Pioneer grave-site, back into town ending at the Communications Building.
Drivers/vehicles passing by slowed down for them, so they wouldn’t have to breath in too much dust, some even stopped with offers of encouragement or beverages.The goal was to fundraise money to help buy a headstone for the late Vivian Sagutcheway, they successfully fundraised $720.00 to help with cost.
- Opening of the Library. JCY school teachers, opened up the school library to the public, allowing students the chance to have time to catch up on homework, or start a reading group. Parents/guardians and everyone else are also welcome to join in. one teacher says “it’s has been a slow start getting it off the ground, but I’m confident people will start to catch on and begin showing up.”So for now it’ll be open Saturdays 1 pm – 3 pm.
- Youth Athletes Compete. Four of our youth athletes and their coach returned yesterday from a tough competition in Thunder Bay at the indoor track field of Lake head University for the All Comer Track Meet. They took part in the qualifying tryouts for The North American Indigenous Games coming up in July 2017 in Toronto.Garrick Waswa 15 and Clifford Sagutch 13 are first timers. Clifford says “it was good, but it was hard.” Jacob Meeseetawageesic 19 and Ursula Holcroft 15 are returning athletes. Ursula commented “I feel good, I feel proud of myself because this is my second track meet and I did pretty good.” Returning athletes also competed in Brant ford, Ontario summer games and took part of the Fort Hope summer games.Coach Paul Holcroft commented “they did very well. It can be a very intimidating atmosphere down there because you’re running with highly competitive track athletes. […] So hopefully we’re going to move forward and get more training and more racing between now and July.”
The track coach for Team Ontario got a chance to see our youth compete with 25 other youth athletes from around the region.