Toys for the North 2019 – Total Success on all Fronts


THUNDER BAY – The annual Toys for the North in 2018 was exciting. From the landing of the CAF c133 Hercules arriving at the Thunder Bay International Airport to the last toy handed to a happy child in Poplar Hill First Nation, the effort from the RCMP “O” Division, Gardewine Transport, and North Star Air was a success.

In Deer Lake First Nation, several of the excited youth helped NetNewsLedger in reporting the news. In Poplar Hill, the community came out for an amazing event and feast.

Having the opportunity to cover Toys for the North allows us to share a fun day with you, our readers and viewers, as well as give you a little look at life in some of the northern communities.

NetNewsLedger would like to thank all of the guest reporters, along with S/Sgt Normand Roy, Constable Tavis Clemens, Karen Matson and Frank Kelner from North Star Air and everyone who helped make this year’s Toys for the North such a success.

New in 2018 – Northwest Angle Trip

Thunder Bay RCMP Commander S/Sgt Normand Roy and Constable Tavis Clemens also took toys to the Northwest Angle in Treaty 3. This brought Toys for the North into new territory and made the entire effort international in scope as, at the school, students travel back and forth across the border.

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