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Wednesday, 07 December 2022 08:58

Festival of trees

Like many community events over the past two years, the Festival of Trees has been on a hiatus. But also like so many other community events 2022 marked the return of the always anticipated holiday fundraising event. Last held in 2019, Festival of Trees is one of the most popular…
Giving the gift of laughter or putting a smile on someone’s face is one of the best things to give. Opaskwayak Cree Nation’s Greg Personius has been doing this in the tri-community for quite some time. With his witty and outgoing personality, combined with his musical and entertaining talent, he…
Local self-taught artist Tyler Tobacco has been pursuing his passion for art since he was a child. He has spent a lot of time developing his style and technique. What started out as a past time for art and has grown into commission work over the years. “I was doing…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 09:46

Ducharme receives Indigenous educator Award

A Kelsey Community School Teacher is being recognized and acknowledged for her teaching efforts and abilities. Myrna Ducharme was recently announced as one of the recipients of Indspire Indigenous Educator Awards.The Indspire Indigenous Educator Award is one that recognizes Indigenous educators who guide their students’ journeys through leadership, innovative practice…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 09:44

Sensitive Santa making an appearance again

Going to see Santa can be a real challenge when one has an autistic child. The rush, noise, flashing lights can be too much to take in and cause the child a sensory overload. Sensitive Santa was created in the tri-community to give those who have autism or sensory issues,…
It has felt like the Grinch stole the last couple of Christmases in the tri-community with the pandemic preventing many of the usual festivities from taking place. The Pas Community Renewal Corporation (TPCRC) is excited to resume the Annual Santa Claus Parade and hoping to get people more in the…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 09:39

Unity Skatepark in final stages of fundraising

The Unity Skatepark is fundraising for the last final stretch of the project. Over the course of fundraising, there have been some successful events that helped bring in dollars along with the donations. The biggest fundraiser was the popular 623opoly Game Project that raised over $14,000 for Unity Skate Park.…
With the snow here to stay, winter enthusiasts are eager to get outdoors and enjoy the frosty air. Many of the local trail systems in the tri community are now ready for winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Opasquia Trails is ready for people to either take…
Many events are making a return this year, now that the pandemic restrictions have lifted. The Festival of Trees is one of the local events that are returning after a two-year hiatus.“Festival of Trees has not been able to happen since 2019, said Ecole Opasquia School Resource Teacher Jen Mathews.…
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