Sachigo Lake Walkers Start Trek to Thunder Bay

Walkers from Sachigo Lake have started their journey to Thunder Bay.
Walkers from Sachigo Lake have started their journey to Thunder Bay.

Walkers : Tyson Matawawpit; Darlene Barkman; Adam Beardy, Barb Barkman; Jaron Barkman and Robert Barkman.
Walkers : Tyson Matawawpit; Darlene Barkman; Adam Beardy, Barb Barkman; Jaron Barkman and Robert Barkman.

SACHIGO LAKE FN – Youth from the Sachigo Lake community are headed the Thunder Bay. They left the community located 1000 kilometres from Thunder Bay this morning.

The walk started approximately around 7:30AM this morning. Weather conditions were clear with temperatures at -15c.

A short prayer for their safety and for health was done by Reverend Solomon Beardy.

Walkers from Sachigo Lake have started their journey to Thunder Bay.
Walkers from Sachigo Lake have started their journey to Thunder Bay.

This is the third fundraising walk that Sachigo Lake First Nation has initiated:

In 2011 Riley Barkman and team walked to Sioux Lookout to raise awareness and over $205,000 for a CT Scanner.

In 2013, the Journey of New Beginnings was completed (Sachigo Lake to Thunder Bay) to fundraise also for the DFC Student Living The team was able to fundraise $75,000 in donations.

Photos by Robert Beardy.

Pledge Form

2015 Sachigo Walkers Pledge Form