During the month of October, the Rotary Club of Selkirk, in partnership with the Lord Selkirk School Division and three local churches, collected winter clothing to
be shipped to northern fly-in First Nations in Manitoba. The response from our community was overwhelming! Forty plus boxes were packed with new and
gently used winter clothing for all ages to be flown to the North. Used hockey equipment and skates were also donated to keep kids active. This project is a
reminder to everyone that residents living in remote fly-in First Nations do not have the luxury of running to the store when kids have outgrown their snowsuit
or winter boots. In September, boxes of runners were delivered to Moose Lake First Nation when the club heard there was a need for runners for kids in school. 
HIP (Honoring Indigenous Persons) is a national subcommittee of Rotary and is very active in helping with the needs of the people in the North. For a week last
March, the Rotary Club of Selkirk hosted over 40 (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) youth from across Canada to learn and participate in the cultures of Indigenous
communities in Selkirk and the surrounding area. The success of this program will now continue with the gatherings being hosted alternately in the East, West and
Central Canada. The club has participated in the “Share the Magic” program which delivers by winter roads, books for all ages to these same Northern communities. In the past two years the Rotary Club of Selkirk has packaged and sent over 2000 books as part of their commitment to literacy and HIP. The Rotary Club of Selkirk appreciates the generous donations from the local schools and churches. Our partnerships with northern airlines and trucking companies speak volumes of everyone’s commitment to Reconciliation. You are all a part of our motto of “Service Above Self”.