AANDC – Delicious and generous.

Blueberry pancakes – a kickoff classic!

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) kicked off their United Way Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign on Wednesday with a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast and a great United Way speaker.

Blueberry pancakes, looking delicious, but not quite ready.

Blueberry pancakes, looking delicious, but not quite ready.

Looking delicious, and ready!

Looking delicious, and ready!

United Way’s Indigenous Relations Director, Trina Flett, shared a message of hope, respect, and resilience for all Indigenous peoples.

Trina Flett shared a message of hope, respect, and resilience.

Trina Flett speaking with the staff at AANDC.

Trina, a member of Fisher River Cree Nation, has ties to the Ojibwe and Metis communities of Manitoba.

“I was honoured that the staff took their time to visit with us, and that we got to sit and talk about the gifts found in our culture.”

ECC Brock Holowachuk, on right, guarding the food table.

ECC Brock Holowachuk, on right, guarding the food table.

AANDC’s employee campaign chair, Brock Holowachuk, highlighted some of the fun activities they have planned for their campaign, including a hockey tournament, dodge ball tournament, bannock sale and garage sale.

United Way’s Sponsored Executive helping AANDC with their campaign, Marie Tichborne, noted how the office walls are adorned with beautiful Indigenous art, and that AANDC has been a long-time generous supporter of United Way.

Oh yes, there were sausages too!

Oh yes, there were sausages too!

Thank you for your support, AANDC!

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