With microphone in hand, Deen Flett, KTC – NSD sports co-ordinator, announces winners of draws before the first race.
The first Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council – Northland School Division 10 School Championship Cross Country Race was held at Peavine Oct. 4. The race saw students compete in both girl’s and boy’s division by grades from Grade 4-12. The race was organized by Deen Flett, KTC – NSD’s newly-hired sports co-ordinator. “I want to organize something where [students] can come and enjoy themselves,” he says. Five schools attended the run at Peavine. About 150 runners competed. The race was supported by the Building Collaboration and Capacity in Education Grant Program.
Peavine Metis Miler Frank Noskey proves you are never too old to run.
Peerless Lake School’s Shaley Houle won the Grade 12 girl’s race. There were no Grade 12 entries in the boy’s race.
Grade 11 winners included Loon River School’s Jonathan Noskey, left, in the boys’ race, and Peavine Metis Miler Hailey Anderson, who attends school in High Prairie.
Grade 10 winners included Peerless Lake School’s Jasmine Laboucan, left, in the girl’s race, and Peerless Lake School’s Denver Cardinal in the boy’s race.
Loon River’s Pat Beaver won the girl’s Grade 9 race while Silas Whitehead of Little Buffalo won the boy’s.
Grade 8 winners included Peerless Lake School’s Gina Alook in the girl’s race, left, and Loon River School’s Brian Auger in the boy’s race.
Grade 7 winners included Loon River School’s Kira Auger, left, in the girl’s race, and Little Buffalo School’s Jaleel Whitehead in the boy’s race.
Grade 5 race winners included East Prairie Hillview School’s Theoren Desjarlais, left, in the boy’s race, and Karlie Letendre, of Peerless Lake School in the girl’s race.
The winner of the Grade 4 boy’s race was Jericho Noskiye, of Peerless Lake School. The girl’s winner, Avy Cunningham, of Peavine Bishop Routhier School, was absent.
The first racers to cross the finish line were Trinity Calliou of Little Buffalo School, left, and Gabrielle Laboucan-Whitehead, also of Little Buffalo School.
Grade 6 winners included three students because there was a tie in the boy’s race. Left-right are East Prairie Hillview School’s Robert Grievson, left, Little Buffalo School’s Tyler Favel, centre, both in the boy’s race, and Little Buffalo School’s Trinity Calliou in the girl’s race.
Special needs student Autumn Tulloch, left, received a big cheer for her effort while in the company of Brenda Tulloch.