George Gordon First Nation members receive surprise at Easter
- Jeanelle Mandes | April 16, 2020
A single father of four was heartened when his children were gifted with each an Easter basket this past weekend. Peter Pratt from the George Gordon First Nation (GGFN) was surprised when a few band members showed up at his house on Sunday, April 12, 2020, with four baskets for his children.
“It was really helpful [because] I couldn’t get to the city,” he said. “They were pretty happy…that was pretty nice. I was happy for my kids. They were jumping around all excited.”
The donated Easter baskets came from Wicehtowak Limnos Consulting Services, a GGFN owned company that provides services to sectors and clients in mining, oil and gas development amongst others.
Joshua Montana is the Operations Supervisor of the company said they decided to give back to their community by helping families who weren’t able to make it to the city to buy their children Easter baskets due to the limited travel restrictions.
“It’s in a time that [families] needed it. They are having a hard time right now so children will remember this [gesture],” he said.
Montana and other members from Wicehtowak Limnos Consulting Services spent over $2,000 on over 200 Easter baskets that consisted of chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, candies, and a toy.
“This initiative [we did] is important because some people are hard on money and they can’t even go out to get groceries,” he added. “We recognize the financial struggles…we did this out of the goodness of our hearts and we weren’t expecting any recognition.”
Pratt amongst other families in GGFN were very appreciative and touched by this act of kindness and it is something the children won’t forget.
“I want to say ‘thanks’ for the donations for all the kids on the reserve and putting smiles on their faces,” said Pratt. “It was very generous of them.”
GGFN is 113 km north of Regina.