$25,000 raised to help families of workplace fatalities

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

About 50 people took part in an awareness-raising event in Slave Lake on April 26, called ‘Steps of Life.’ It is one of several such events being held around the country, as part of the ‘Threads of Life’ program.

Its purpose is to raise awareness about the impact of workplace fatalities or life-altering injuries, on individuals and families. Also to raise money to support victims and their families.

The goal for the Slave Lake group was to raise $12,000, but that was more than doubly exceeded, to $25,000. A big reason for that was $12,500 donated by the Lubicon Lake Band.

The Steps of Life event on April 26 in Slave Lake included a walk up Main St. and back, with a barbecue lunch at the end.
Pictured above at the beginning of the event in the Northern Star Hotel parking lot is Charlene Nahamko, who lost her son in a workplace incident, speaking to the crowd. Beside her is Band Councillor Tracy Laboucan-Carter, representing the Lubicon Lake Band.
Signs bearing the names and pictures of many victims of workplace tragedies were put up along Main St. in Slave Lake at the Steps of Life event.

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