By Ross Gowan
To The Haldimand Press
HAGERSVILLE—Paul’s Sporting Goods in Hagersville is one of several community businesses and groups to donate products to help the children of the Pikangikum First Nation Reserve in Northwestern Ontario.
The Pikangikim Reserve is very isolated, and the children lack some of what we would call necessities. Recreational equipment is also lacking, and Paul’s Sporting Goods has donated 20 pairs of skates so that elementary students will have the opportunity to skate and play hockey on the ice – which is abundant in winter. Stoney’s Home Hardware and Canadian Tire are also assisting with skates.
Some of the children are going to school in -40 degree Celsius weather without winter boots, and Al’s Shoes has provided huge deals on several pairs of boots.