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Junior Canadian Ranger Daniel Bottle recognized
Leadership is a skill. It takes dedication, patience and hard work. All three things, Daniel Bottle at the age of 17, possesses. For the past year, Daniel has participated in the Junior Canadian Ranger High School Program. This program has been developed to allow High School Students from across the province the opportunity to continue to learn and grow even when they are away from their home communities attending post-secondary school.
Daniel, along with students from Sioux North High School, Pelican Falls First Nations High School, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC) in Thunder Bay and the high school in Timmins ON, have banded together to continue their Jr. Ranger Training. This program offers a variety of traditional, life and Ranger skills and an opportunity for the kids to learn leadership skills.
Daniel is a two time participant in the Junior Canadian Ranger National Marksmanship Competition. This year he was part of the Leadership Course at Camp Loon held just north of Geraldton and was presented the 2019 Junior Canadian Ranger of the Year for his efforts. “The Junior Canadian Ranger program has offered me the opportunity to become a better person. It’s a lot of fun and I've met so many incredible people."
Local Canadian Ranger, Lori Kendall, heads the local high school program, which meets every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. in Lac Seul First Nation. She shared, “Daniel has been inspirational in getting kids to participate. We are lucky here in Lac Seul to have the support of Education and the Chief and Council to help foster this program. Daniel and the other kids are why I love doing this so much.”
Lori Kendall, Canadian Ranger