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VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit

For Ponoka News

Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day drive-thru for community members and the public.

From December 16 to 17, folks enjoyed the Candy Lane Drive-thru located right behind Ermineskin Mall.

Gordon Minde, Ermineskin community wellness coordinator said, “It’s about creating a safe way to uplift community spirit, create community pride and bring in the Christmas spirit.”

Ermineskin Wellness had to get creative on community events because of the pandemic. Something like this has never been done before.

“There was a need to get community members out of their homes in a safe way,” said Minde.

“The Nation wanted to create hope and uplift spirits after so many deaths in the community. It was all made possible by the Nation and volunteers.”

Tara Cutarm, Ermineskin communications coordinator said, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many people are unable to have a joyful Christmas with family and friends, and many of our annual events had to be cancelled.

“This year’s Ermineskin Candy Cane Lane is bringing the spirit of Christmas to the community, and brings them a festive fun experience in the safety of their vehicles, so the kids can still enjoy the spirit and festive lights of the holidays.”

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