Letters to the Editor

Pipestone Flyer

Dear Editor

    Re:  "Unequally Canadian" by Chris McKerracher.     Really enjoyed this article – I think he has an excellent understanding of the situation and I agreed with his viewpoint.  Say what you will, it all comes down to this:  CHOICES.  The reason more First Nations people are in prison is that they CHOSE to break the law.  You are not sent to jail simply because of your ethnicity or cultural background.  There is also evidence to show that many First Nations youth who are incarcerated suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  It’s a shame, yes, but again, a pregnant mother CHOSE to drink.  I agree there are issues that need to be addressed, but as a First Nation youth, you have opportunities many do not.  You can CHOOSE not to get involved in crime/gangs.  You can CHOOSE to use the generous financial help available and get that great education.    Family violence and substance abuse happens in many homes, not just aboriginal.  Again, if you make the RIGHT choices, you and your future children will prosper and never have to worry about incarceration.  Break the cycle…. And please don’t blame others for the choices YOU make.

Shawn Gisi

Leduc Beef Club April Report

    The Leduc 4-H Beef Club has had a wild couple of weeks leading into April and already we have a bundle of things to deal with starting with the April meeting.

    At the meeting we discussed our Spring Calf Workshop, the Parent Meeting, Highway Clean Up and some other club business. A bunch of the members brought their calves for a little trip to get them used to different surroundings. Spring Calf Workshop is now on April 27th and we can only hope for good weather! It gives all of our members a chance to clip and groom their steers and get their picture taken for our Achievement Day Catalogue. Also our Highway Cleanup is going to be on May 4th and you can look for us on Highway 39 just outside of Leduc! 

    Also a big note, our club is celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year and we are looking for previous leaders and members to attend our Achievement Day, June 4th,  which is going to be held at the LRC Sobeys Arena in Leduc! If the previous leaders/members have any club info from years past please contact Tracy Wrubleski at (780) 986-2857 or Andrea Knull at (780)941-3828 and we hope to see you all there come June 4th!! 

    The clubs next meeting will be held May 13th at Fecho’s barn and our U-Do It Day is May 24th. See you there!

Your Club Reporter Always

                                          

Monika Knull