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Travel Club Holds the Community’s First Zombie Race

Students run in preparation for the upcoming chase (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

By: Drayston White

On Halloween, the newly created BaiBomBeh High School Travel Club hosted an event called the Zombie Run. In this event, the high school students dressed with face paint to look like a community of  zombies – a zombie apocalypse.

The elementary students who participated were prepared, scared and eager to run away from zombies outside who could steal their lives away, and the ribbons they had on their clothing.

Virginia Loon in a close call with Zombie, Connor Kakeeway (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

The point of this event, a great idea of high school teacher Jordan Marchand’s, was to raise money for the club. All community members were welcome. Prizes included a Samsung tablet. The club was also able to raise some funds through a canteen and bake sale.

Zombie Race - Hayzn Tom (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)
Zombie Race – Hayzn Tom (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

As a travel club member, I though the event was a lot of fun!

The travel club is hoping to raise enough money to travel somewhere interesting and fun. Some of the places that we have discussed are New York, Orlando or Vancouver. The current plan is to travel in May, 2019. We will continue to host fun events and fundraisers in the upcoming months, including through the sale of our community newspaper, Naotkamegwanning Mazina’igan.

We hope to see the community participate and support our enriching cause.

Elders-In-Residence: Betty Tom

Betty Tom - photo credit Ozaawaa
Betty Tom: Faces of Naotkamegwanning Elders-in-Residence (Photo Credit: Ozaawaa Paypompee)

By: Ozaawaa Paypompee     

Betty Tom has been living at the Naotkamegwanning Elders-in-Residence for over 5 years she said.

While she was working on an eagle puzzle, she remembered her grandson in Eagle Lake does photography. She was enjoying the nice beautiful Friday sunny day. She hoped the snow would melt for Halloween and kids should be able to trick or treat in larger spaces rather than be alone far away.   

She says she hasn’t always lived in Naotkamegwanning, originally she is from Big Island First Nation. She opened up saying she was the same age as George Kakeway, who is now a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and who spoke at the round house on Orange Shirt Day. She says they both attended St.Mary’s Residential School in Kenora. She says she finds it very hard rethink of those experiences.