A local business owner worked to make a difference for those less fortunate on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Kenora.

Tracy Hall, Owner and Manager of Tracy’s No Frills in Kenora, explains that she and her staff hosted a bannock burger barbecue on Tuesday, with 100 per cent of the money raised being donated to the Kenora Fellowship Centre and the Minto Area Parent Child Resource Centre to support those in need in the community. 

“It was fantastic. The community support was great," said Hall. "This is the second year that we’ve done it. And we were able to raise $1,000 each for Minto and the Fellowship Centre."

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She adds that food donations were made to those in the area who did not have the means to pay for it.

“We walked around downtown and fed those less fortunate that couldn’t afford to buy one themselves. And we donated 100 burgers to the feeding program, so we got to feed everyone in town that was hungry.”

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The No Frills store in Kenora is known for its generosity towards a number of initiatives in the region. 

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the culture and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada, and encourages Canadians to take a step forward on the path toward reconciliation. It takes place every June 21.