Esgenoôpetitj First Nation comes together to build first rink in decades – CBC

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Esgenoôpetitj First Nation comes together to build first rink in decades – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202139 Views

Mar 24, 2021

‘With the rink you have people coming out. We’ve had elders that were out here skating’

Kyla Dedam wasn’t always a fan of gym class. Now it’s a highlight in her day.

The 13-year-old looks forward to the moment when she gets to leave school behind and cross the street to the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation’s new ice rink.

“It feels great,” she said. “When the teacher takes us out I get very excited now.”

Dedam is learning to skate alongside many of her peers — and she’s now a fan of activity. It’s the first winter in decades the community has a proper skating rink.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/esgenoopetitj-new-rink-1.5959743

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