Brothers to All – The will of two gives opportunity to the children of Cross Lake – MASRC

Brothers to All – The will of two gives opportunity to the children of Cross Lake – MASRC

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202072 Views

Though they call themselves brothers, they are not related. Alfred Miswaggon and Harrison McKay, from Pimicikamak Cree Nation, are two best friends who shared a similar upbringing. While growing up in Cross Lake, there weren’t many activities for the children to take part in. Now, as new high school graduates, Alfred and Harrison sought to end this cycle and offer the opportunities for children in their home community for a chance to start living a more positive and healthy lifestyle.

Their goal was simple; give easy access to fun games and activities for the young ones. At the same time, the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC) were seeking young leaders to run programs within their community and one day the MASRC received a visit from Alfred and Harrison in Winnipeg. The organization loved their energy and how well the two complimented each other in their individual personalities and strengths. As Harrison likes to put it “I’m the brains and he’s the brawns”. In less than a couple of weeks the MASRC hired the boys as program facilitators for the summer and brought them back to Winnipeg for a customized weeklong training program. They were sent back home equipped with more knowledge, equipment, and confidence to do what they set out to do.

Read More: https://www.masrc.com/news_details.php?news_id=889

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