Children of Lakeview and CMPS offer tobacco to the water and land, a traditional offering lead by Elder Lewis Debassige, prior to release of salmon.
Yesterday we accompanied Grade 5 and grade 1 classes from CMPS of Mindemoya, in M’Chigeeng where we also met up with Grade 5 class from Lakeview School to release salmon raised in the micro-hatchery at CMPS. There were about 80 fry released into M’Chigeeng Creek. This was very exciting as this release was done in the location of the restoration work carried out annually by the Lakeview Grade 8 class. Many thanks to Ian Anderson from the Gore Bay Fish & Game Club for leading this initiative and Elder Lewis Debassige for including a spiritual presence at this event. The children had a lot of fun in the spring snow, still abundant, and were able to see the salmon swim off in their new home.
Thank you, Miigwech, and Merci to all our volunteers over the years that have helped out with our stream restoration initiatives, we couldn't do it with out you!
The Little Current Fish and Game Club and Manitoulin Streams acknowledged the retirement of Paul Methner at the dinner last week. Paul retired from the MNRF and worked with both our groups for many years at the Blue Jay Creek Fish Hatchery. Lots of laughs with some fun gag gifts! Thanks for your help over the years Paul and all the best to you and your family in the future!
Thank you to Maria Diebolt, Therese Trainor and Leslie Fields for hosting our first Legacy Tea to help those in need of financial planning tips and for our community members to learn how planned giving to charitable organizations can help family members sort out estate finances.
Thank you to Louise Duke TD Bank Financial Planner and Janelle Proulx, Barrister and Solicitor from Proulx Law Office for their insightful information and the Sheguiandah Senior Hall for providing a wonderful venue, snacks and beverages.
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