In November, The Pas Huskies Peewee Second Team (Players from The Pas, Opaskwayak and Moose Lake) set up a teambuilding community event in December, to assist our local homeless shelter. Later in the month, the manager received an email from Chevy about the Good Deeds Cup, so we invited local videographer Andre Brandt for the evening.
Our team and families made arrangements to gather donated food from local families and businesses, and prepare and serve a meal at the shelter, Dec. 10. It was truly a humbling experience, and our youth were able to take part in assisting some of our communities' most needy.
For readers, our communities have underwent a very difficult few years with economic, and social issues, being located remotely at the gateway to Northern Manitoba. We recently received news that our shelter was at risk of closing down.
Dozens of people who utilize this service were at risk of losing their only safe place, while our winter plummets to minus 40-50 with the wind.
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers in our community, Oscar's Place is currently functioning, and meals are being prepared daily by local families.
Should our video be chosen, we would kindly request that Oscar's Place be the beneficiary.