Wapekeka Rallies to HELP each Other!
In a style of community and Christmas spirit, the Chief and Council of the Wapekeka First Nation called on the community members to rally support for each other today. As some members of the community have not been fortunate to be able to work or have enough to provide clothes and gifts, community members dragged, carried, drove and collected clothing, toys, tapes, food, and other items to help those who needed these items. Most of the stuff was new and not the kind that was unusable.
Many more wanted to help but space at the Radio Station was limited. It has been jam packed with volunteers and sorting the items required time but most people just went and got what they wanted. Even hair-dye was donated and Councillor Donald Brown sang Christmas Songs if someone pledged a donation.
Yesterday, there was a call for donations of food and there was lots of donations. This mobilized the whole community to get into the Christmas spirit as some community members expressed that it was not the same as the years before because of the losses we had this past year.
The adage that it is more blessed to give than to recieve was evident here.
Even wood was donated to those needing it and this is in preparation to have a good Christmas so that no one will be stuck having to worry about their needs. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS "Shine our DANCING SHOES" and have fun!
Check out XMAS Pics as we upload them this year at http://wapekeka.firstnation.ca
Students from the Newspaper club at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School published their November/December edition of the DFC Scoop before leaving on the christmas break. They hope that the Scoop will go into a monthly production in the new year. This current production is planned for every two months which the students feel is alright for now.
With the aid of Kim Yesno, the students managed to complete the Scoop before the students went home on Thursday (December 16).
Inside of this edition of the DFC Scoop ....
-ReZ Point: Celebrating Christmas, the old way
- Poems by some of DFC's most talented writers
-Humourous Christmas jokes
Who is never hungry at Christmas?
The turkey - he's always stuffed
A definition of Christmas?
The time when everyone get's "Santa"-mental.
Why couldn't the skeleton go to the Christmas party?
He had no body to go with!
-Students meet with Pamela Matthews
-Play by Play (DFC wins city championship)
-Muckuck, Mishenene share wrestling experience
-Letters to Santa
According to NNEC exacutive director Matthew Angees, the newsletter is something that he is proud of. "Just keep at it," he told the Scoop. Irene Linklater, Principal at DFC, notes the newsletter that the students published is something that all should be happy about. One of her all time favourite quotes she told the scoop was, "Ever Nice!"