Outland Camps Participates in Webequie Career FairMay 2013
Outland Camps Managers, Lynne Montgomery and Dave Bradley flew into the remote community of Webequie on May 23 to participate in the Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre annual Career Fair. Following a traditional lunchtime feast for fair participants, the school gym was absolutely full of community members of all ages looking over displays and asking questions about employment opportunities and potential career paths in the remote camp industry. The major industry players in the region like Cliff's and Noront were in attendance as well as other employers in fields of education, policing, geographic information systems, and health. MNDM was on hand promoting careers in geology, mining exploration and mine development. Four Rivers, the GIS arm of Matawa Tribal Council, did an awesome job keeping the younger grades engaged with really cool games and interactive tasks. Outland Camps has been working side by side with First Nation's and Inuit people in remote locations since our inception in 1985.
Canadian Actor, Adam Beach, dropped in on the event and stole the show. Adam is currently playing the starring role in Arctic Air. He is also travelling the country promoting a new program he is sponsoring which engages Anishinabe youth in script writing and film production. We think he ended up having his picture taken with every member of the community (and a few visitors! - well everyone except Lynne Montgomery!)
Adam Beach adding starpower to the event with Dave
Lynne Montgomery and Dave Bradley presenting Chief Wabasse a framed photo of Remote Cooking Course Graduation class. Outland Camps recently partnered with the community to deliver this training course in Webequie.