Junior hockey reps lead Indigenous softball camp in northern Ontario

Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Members of the Kam River Fighting Walleye staff are gearing up for their upcoming hockey season. But three staff members of the Junior A hockey squad, which is based in Thunder Bay, Ont., took time out of their summer schedules in late July to lead a softball skills camp in Sandy Lake First Nation. The First Nation in northwestern Ontario is about a 90-minute flight from Thunder Bay. About 25 youth from the First Nation, ages eight to 17, participated in the two-day camp, which concluded on July 27. The camp was organized by the Mikinakoos Children’s Fund, a charity that helps provide food, clothing and shelter to children in remote First Nations communities. The Canadian government provided a grant to the fund so…

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