The north welcomes 2024

Many participated in the Balloon Bust. Draw tickets were placed in many balloons, which were handed out to everyone, who chose one, and were burst and prizes were won. Photo by Valerie G. Barnes Connell Jordan.

A crowd of folks packed the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre (JRMCC) on New Year’s Eve to await and welcome the New Year: 2024. LLRIB hosted the event and Chief Tammy Cook-Searson led the events’

The evening began with a roast beef and ham supper with all the trimmings, provided by Cravings Late Night Food, by the end of the evening, reached more than 600 people, inside the JRMCC hall.

In the Hall, there were various activities, games, draws, dancing, a Balloon Bust, and photos opportunities.

While on the outside there were horse-drawn wagon rides, no sleigh because of the lack of snow this year, an open fire for people to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, or just enjoy the fire.

Many enjoyed rides in the horse-drawn wagon around the JRMCC grounds through the evening. Photo by Valerie G. Barnes Connell Jordan

A draw for a 72-inch television was held at midnight. The television was gifted to LLRIB by Chief Bobby Cameron, of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

A colourful fireworks display greeted participants as they left the JRMCC just after midnight. Photo by Valerie G. Barnes Connell Jordan

Fireworks lit up the sky as people left JRMCC walking out into a New Year – 2024 entered.