Photo: King George Public School’s Grade 1 students with patrollers from the Kenora Makwa Patrol 

The Kenora Makwa Patrol and Ogimaawabiitong (Kenora Chiefs Advisory) would like to send a huge Miigwetch to the staff and students at King George Public School for their help in supporting our community’s vulnerable population this winter.

Students at King George in Kenora recently held a competition to see which class could bring in the most hats and mitts to donate to the Kenora Makwa Patrol, in support of those in need in the area.

After a month of collecting, Mrs. Hensrud’s Grade 1 students took the top spot!

To give back and say Miigwetch for the student’s hard work and thoughtful donation, the Makwa Patrol and patrollers surprised the students with a pizza party on March 1.

Once again, the Kenora Makwa Patrol and Ogimaawabiitong would like to send a huge Miigwetch to everyone at King George Public School for organizing such a generous event and for collecting all the donations, and to everyone in the community who stepped up and supported the initiative. And another Miigwetch to the Kenora Pizza Hut for lowering the cost of the pizzas in light of the children’s donations!

Donations to the Kenora Makwa Patrol can be arranged at any time by calling 807-464-7233, with pick-up available in city limits.

If you or anyone you know requires Makwa Patrol Services please call 807-464-SAFE.

The Kenora Makwa Patrol is a community-driven, culturally safe grassroots initiative that is committed to promoting and providing safety to individuals within the City of Kenora. The Kenora Makwa Patrol, led by KCA, the Kenora District Services Board, Treaty #3 Police Service, and the OPP, works with various partners as a community-based solution to crime prevention.

The Patrol is a visible point of contact for vulnerable populations to connect to services that support their well-being, including the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Morningstar Centre, Knox United Emergency Shelter, and more. Following the 7 Grandfather teachings, the Patrol builds strong relationships within the community based on respect and understanding.