Sarah Meekis' Memorial Feast in Deer Lake First Nation

On Wednesday, September 5, Douglas Meekis and his family hosted a community feast for the entire Deer Lake community, in memory of Sarah who passed away a year ago. Family members came from Sandy Lake and other communities to attend this special event. Visitors, including the Honourable Robert Nault and his entourage, were welcomed by everyone. All the guests feasted on a wide variety of delicious bannock, soups, moose dishes and fried walleye along with a big collection of desserts. There was lots of friendly laughter and visiting along with the hymns and sharing of memories and prayers for a very special wife and mother. The event ended with a candy throw where everyone was able to leave with a sweet. Pictures of this special celebration are online at