Cree NationServing in the First Nation, Fisher River, Manitoba
July 22nd, 2013
World Servants is excited about serving in the Cree for the second year. Fisher River is located about two hours north of Winnipeg. Our contact is George Crate, the Community Economic Development Director. George is a wonderful community host and has been key in making it possible for World Servants to bring teams into the community.
Last year at the end of July we took a team of seventeen people to serve for a week. It was fun to work with Angie Cochrane and Carl community leaders. We had the opportunity to serve by painting the inside of the Fisher River Arena Complex. It was a big job but the team tackled it without blinking.
Angie Cochrane, was a wonderful host and made sure we had all the supplies we needed to complete the job. Carl Cochrane made it possible for us to stay at the lovely new youth cabin located right on the water. Carl and his wife hosted the team for a traditional fish dinner. The Chief of the Council made time to join us and share some history about the Cree people. Toward the end of our time we hosted a Bar-B-Q with the community and it was so much fun to spend time with community members. It was wonderful to exchange stories and play with the children.
We look forward to returning in 2013.