March Break Games

By: Isaac Kavanaugh

The March Break Games are a series of annual events that happen yearly in Naotkamegwanning First Nation. This year’s March Break Games will be it’s 21st annual holding since it was first created in 1998.

The games unify local organizations as one to host individual, separate events for the community. The goal is for everyone to have fun, enjoy some good food, and win great prizes together a community.

Below is an official but tentative list of scheduled events given by Linda Namaypoke of the Naotkamegwanning Band Office.

  • Monday’s events will include: Opening Ceremonies,Opening Prayer, Chief and Council Remarks Etc.   
  • Tuesday’s events will include: Fun Mountain (kids/youth), Family Amazing Race, Hungry Hippo, Etc.  
  • Wednesday’s event will include: Various Activities for children/youth, Scavenger Hunt For Families, Nail Drive, Etc.  
  • Thursday‘s events will include: Kids Bouncy House, Strong Man Competition, Snowshoe Relay Race, Etc.
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March Community Events – Issue 5 – February 2019

Community Events List

Every Monday starting March 4 | Moccasin Making Workshop | NWA33 Ontario Works Building | Contact: (807)-226-9926

Every Thursday starting March 7 | Mitt Making Workshop | NWA33 Ontario Works Building | Contact: (807)-226-9926

Mon March 4 – 6 | Bii Zin Da De Dah Listening to One Another (3 of 3 part session) | NWA33 Ontario Works Bldg | More info: Prevention Services – 807-226-9926 | 4-7pm

Wed March 6 | Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership & First Nation Citizenship | Dinner Served | Netaawgonebiik Health Services Healing Room | More info: IRA at 807-226-5411 | 4pm

Wed March 6 | Sharing Circle | Ages 18+ (Women) | Naotkamegwanning Women’s Shelter | Biancafvpp@gmail.com | 807-226-2605/2603 | 6-8pm

Thurs March 7 | Youth Sharing Circle | Ages 14-17 (Girls) | Naotkamegwanning Women’s Shelter | Biancafvpp@gmail.com | 807-226-2605/2603 | 6pm-8pm

Tues March 12 | 1st Annual Dog Show | Naotkamegwanning Winter Games | BBB School Grounds | Contact: (807)-226-1026 | 3pm

Wed March 13 | Mental Health Resource Fair | Door Prizes & Spaghetti Dinner | 807-226-1026 | Netaawgonebiik Health Services Healing Room | 3pm-7pm

Mon March 18-22 | Trapping/Harvesting Course | Conference Room at Chi Key Wis Arena | Karen Dannenmann – (807)-226-5172 | 16 years or older | 9am – 4pm

Tues March 19 | Justice Program Community Gathering | Lunch & Honorariums | Naotkamegwanning Roundhouse | 9am-4pm

Tues March 12 |

  • Magic Show featuring ‘Warbo’ | BBB School Gym | 3pm
  • Magic Workshop | BBB School Gym | 5pm
  • Volleyball | BBB School Gym | 6pm

Mon March 25 | Sharing Circle | Ages 18+ (Men) | Chi Key Wis Arena | Biancafvpp@gmail.com | 807-226-2605/2603 | 6pm-8pm

Tues March 26 | Youth Sharing Circle | Ages 14-17 (Boys) | Chi Key Wis Arena |  Biancafvpp@gmail.com | 807-226-2605/2603 | 6-8pm

 

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Community Events – Feb 1 –March 22 -Issue 4 – January 31

Fri Feb 1 – Sun Feb 3 | ChiKeyWis Classic Mens Open Hockey Tournament | Daily Admission $5 | Team Entry $400 | Local Artisan Booths

Thurs Feb 7 | Abuse Fair | Kenora Chiefs Advisory Violence Prevention Program | Naotkamegwanning Health Centre, Healing Room | Contact: biancafvpp@gmail.com | (807) 226-2605 | 11am

Mon Feb 11 | Human Trafficking Workshop | Hosted by Family Violence Prevention Program | Naotkamegwanning Health Center, Healing Room | Contact: biancafvpp@gmail.com (807) 226-2605 | 11am

Mon-Wed Feb 11-13 | First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Course | Naotkamegwanning EMS Ambulance Base | Instructor Gabe Barnes. 1-778-686-8379 or gabebarnes751@gmail.com |
$130.00 per person (cash or EMT) | 9 am -4:30 pm, with a half hour for lunch

Wed Feb 13 | Animkii Judo Club Belt Testing Night | NWA37 Complex | 6pm Wednesdays || Sensei is David Lindsay | Membership fees are $50 per month | Contacts: kurtismedecine@gmail.com, niigaan@gmail.com, bonitakavanaugh@gmail.com

Fri Feb 15 | Shoal Lake Hawks Open Mens & Womens Hockey Tournament | (FB)

Mon Feb 18 | Family Day Pow-Wow | Hosted By Family Prevention Program/ Shawendaasowin Child And Family Services/ Jordan’s Principal | Baibombeh School Gymnasium | 1pm – 7pm

Sat Feb 23 | Lobstick Bay Ice Fishing Derby | Whitefish Bay Ice Road | Proceeds go to Jazzy Copenace Jr. Girls Jingle Dress Special “Honouring Children Lost in Residential School” @ May 20th | $50/team of 2 persons | 5 places | prizes based on # of entries | Contact Jyles or Jolene @ 807-407-5407 |11am-4pm

Thurs/Fri Feb 21 Feb 22 | Human Trafficking Awareness Event | Wauzhausk Onigum Golden Eagle Casino | 8:00am – 5:00pm | LeanneR@metisnation.org/Shawnda.peck@kenorachiefs.ca

Mon – Fri March 18-22 | Trapping/Harvesting Course | Trainer Kaaren Dannenmann | Hosted by Shawendaasowin Prevention Services | Limited to 15 people, Ages 16 + | Call to register 226-5172 | Conference Room, Chi Key Wis Arena | 9am-4pm

Community Events – Dec 13 – Jan 6 -Issue 3 – December 2018

Tues Weekly | Boys Meeting | Health Centre | Contact Serena White |  6-8pm

Tues-Wed Weekly | Right to Play Program | Baibombeh School | 3:30-5:30pm

Thurs Weekly | Girls Meeting | Health Centre | Contact Serena White | 6-8pm

Thurs Dec 13 | Right to Play | NWA #33 Hall | 4-6pm | Contact freeman.white@kenorachiefs.ca

Thurs Dec 13 | Family Well Being Program “The Crying Christmas Tree” Book Reading with author Allan Crow | NWA#33 Community Hall | 5pm

Sun Dec 16 | Animkii Judo Club – Last Dec class | NWA#37 Hall | 6:30pm | Back Jan 9 | Every Wed @ 6pm & Sun @ 6:30pm

Mon Dec 17 | Naotkamegwanning Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting | Open to all WFB, NWA#33, NWA#37 | Food & Drink at Health Healing Room | Float meet at School 4:30pm | Start: 5pm

Mon Dec 17 | Yule Log Making | Dog Paw Hall | 4pm

Tues Dec 18 | Right to Play | NWA #33 Hall | 4-6pm | Contact freeman.white@kenorachiefs.ca

Tuesday Dec 18 | Health Center Community Kitchen Grinch Treats Ages 8 – 14

Tues Dec 18 | UPDATED Christmas Lights Contest  Judging Night | Contact 226-1026 or 226-5383 to register

Thurs Dec 19 |  Health Clinic Christmas Stocking Contest 3pm

Wed Dec 19 | WWHAC Dental Hygienist | Health Clinic

Wed Dec 19 | Baibombeh Christmas Concert | Baibombeh School

Wed Dec 20 | Deadline to Register: Mitigomish Healing Program Male Intake (Jan 6 -25) | Connect with culture & heal from trauma | More info: Sandra at (807)-543-1065 ext.206 or smorrison@wnhac.org

Thurs Dec 20 | Head Start Christmas Concert + Feast | Head Start Building | 11am

Thurs Dec 20 | Naotkamegwanning Community Christmas Dinner | Baibombeh Gym | 5pm

Thurs Dec 20 |  Naotkamegwanning Health Services Community Hoedown | Featuring Eagle Feathers Band & Riley Dutaiume | Cash Prizes| Contact Sanda Tom, Lisa Meloche or Caroline Archibald | Baibombeh School | 7pm-12am

Thurs Dec 20 | Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest | Baibombeh Gym | Winners Announced at 7 pm | Contact Family Violence Prevention Program, 226-2603

Thurs Dec 20 | NWA #33 General Band Meeting | Travel Lodge Boardroom B | 9am – 5pm

Fri Dec 21 | Baibombeh School Last Day | Back Jan 7

Mon Dec 24 | Naotkamegwanning Recreation Christmas Eve Junior Volleyball Tournament | For Boys & Girls Ages 11-14 | Baibombeh Gym | Free Entry | Cash Prizes for 1st-4th | Registration at 5pm

Tues Dec 25 | 9th Annual Christmas Day Volleyball Tournament | Males & Females ages 15 + | $5/player | Baibombeh School | Registration 2:30-3pm | Starts 3:30pm

Sun Jan 6 -25 | Mitigomish Healing Program Male Intake | Connect with culture & heal from trauma | More info: Sandra at (807)-543-1065 ext.206 or smorrison@wnhac.org