September 8, 2021

AFDE Supports Back-to-School Event at McLeod Lake Indian Band

(Above) Atreyu Chingee (with his Grandmother Georgina Chingee) is about to receive his backpack filled with School supplies. Atreyu’s Dad and Grandfather – Lionel and Alec – are Apprentice Carpenters with AFDE.

AFDE and its partner companies recognize the value of education and support continuing education for our employees. By also supporting children’s education, we are helping to lay a foundation for them to explore unlimited opportunities in the future.

On September 1st, the McLeod Lake Indian Band, a Treaty 8 First Nation, held a Back-to-School event in their community. For the 3rd year in a row, AFDE sponsored the event – this year by donating school supplies AND backpacks for each school-aged child who lives on-reserve.

Project Administrator Jennie Gagnon secured the AFDE backpacks, and then went shopping for supplies: binders, paper, pencils, scissors, crayons, etc. – whatever was needed for each grade level. She then filled each backpack with the school supplies…and just a little bit of love.

AFDE wishes everyone a successful school year!

(Above) Jennie Gagnon purchased the supplies and filled the backpacks – a huge job! In a way that only she can, Jennie made sure that each child feels special by personalizing each backpack.

Every Child Matters!