Ponoka News Staff
A campaign to create seat belt safety awareness on the Ermineskin Cree Nation proved fruitful with winners announced Monday, Feb. 22.
A collaborative effort between Masckwacis Health Services (MHS), RCMP and Len Wagner of Alberta Traffic and Safety hosted a seat belt safety poster competition that had submissions from children. Among the people involved were Phyllis Rattlesnake of MHS, Luci J.Johnson of the Samson Court Worker-Justice Initiative, Andrew Fulks, Ermineskin Elm Counsellor, Elder Cecil Crier and RCMP constables Lin Tuapolo and Nicholas Fetterman.
First place winner was Nolan Omeasoo-Minde who received a cash prize of $90, plus his artwork on a billboard on Highway 2A.
Second place was Evanice Ermineskin with an 11×17 poster and $60 prize and third place was awarded to Brooklyn Wolfe with a poster and $50 prize.
Rattlesnake was pleased with the day saying they haven’t hosted a contest like this since the 1980s. “We are very excited to see this happen and I’m very honoured to have been a part of this pilot project.”
“To each and everyone out there, thank you to the Creator for giving us another wonderful day. Be safe, buckle up, and drive safe,” added Rattlesnake.
Hawk Radio helped MC the event.