The Lac La Ronge Indian Band is hosting a spring clean up event next month.
The community clean up event, which is being organized by the LLRIB’s Lands and Resources division, will be one of many clean up events that will take place throughout the year. The Lands Manager for the LLRIB, Ty Roberts, said that this is the community’s departmental clean up and will have a lot of different groups participating.
“This one is the departmental clean up where Lac La Ronge Indian Band main office in La Ronge and all of the departments collaborate together, so education, social development, health, sports, culture, recreation, Chief and Council, administration, HR, everyone gets together and we go out and we pick areas on Kitsaki Indian reserve and Lac La Ronge Indian reserve and we clean up, we pick up all the garbage, we pick up any sharps that are on the ground, we make plans to remove larger items from homes, and things like that,” he said.
All six of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band communities will be having their own individual community clean up days, with the upcoming La Ronge area clean up being the largest. The initiative will be a continued effort operating throughout the summer to keep communities clean.
“If you come and join us during the community clean up as a member, you get entered into a draw for a $200 Keethanow supermarket gift card, and there’s a bunch of those out there, so don’t be shy. We have gloves, we have garbage pickers, we have bags, and we want the community to participate,” explained Roberts.
A community barbecue will also be held at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre after the event for participating residents. The LLRIB’s community clean up will take place in the community on June 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm.