On October 4th, many of those in attendance were SAIT faculty staff and students, while on the 5th, Indigenous junior high students from across the region, as well as their parents and teachers, came to hear the message. Ervin Chartrand is an adept public speaker and is able to alter and adapt his delivery based on who he is speaking to. No matter which audience he addressed, the message was loud and clear. His words always deliver that positive and invigorating message that everybody needs to hear in their lives. Watching Ervin talk was fascinating, thanks to his story, his delivery, and the quality of his advice. We were enthralled during his speech and were privileged to be able to watch a clip from his latest piece of filmmaking. This is why Bret Hart and all of the team at Sharpshooter Funding are such major believers in the difference Ervin is making to the youth of this region and this country at large.
Looking back on the afternoon and evening, it is clear that the Chinook Lodge and SAIT's presentation event was a success. An inclusive space in the Senator Burns Building portion of the SAIT campus, the Chinook Lodge is open to all SAIT students of all backgrounds and from all communities. Here, the Chinook Lodge - or 'The Lodge' as it is affectionately known on campus - becomes a means to deliver advice, support and assistance to students struggling with all manner of problems.The Chinook lodge:
This is a project that we are very proud to be involved with, and we are overjoyed to be able to provide assistance and funding to the students of SAIT. This is only the beginning. We hope to work even more closely with the group in the future. In addition to this, we also hope to see some of these bright and talented students again in an investment capacity. As SharpShooter Funding provides investment and funds to exciting homegrown business ventures, these graduates and undergraduates have precisely the sort of sharp, young and innovative minds required to build the next generation of Alberta business.
We are very excited to play a part in this and even more excited to see what the future holds for these young innovators, and for Alberta and Canada as a whole.