Piikani community cleanup

Volunteers cleaning in the horseshoe in Brocket townsite. Photo by Mariah Grier

Edited by Jared Wolf Child

BROCKET, AB - On May 12th, Piikani Departments collaborated on organizing a Community Clean-Up. The group consisted of 25 volunteers, two trucks and two truck-and trailers that productively worked eight hours that day. The volunteers came together to make the Piikani community clean, safe, and proud for our elders, children, families, and visitors. The clean-up was a huge success and brought great pride to community members.

Daylu Grier and Lucas Knowlton. Photo by Mariah Grier

The group hauled eight truck and trailer loads of household furniture and items, appliances, debris, and garbage to the Cowley Landfill and eight truck loads of waste and scrap to Piikani Transfer Station. Peigan Prevention Counselling Services had staff safely dispose of needles and debris with safety disposal boxes with approximately 150 garbage bags collected from Brocket townsite. 

A special thank you to the Piikani Lands Department, Public Works, Peigan Prevention Counselling Services, Piikani Security Services, Councillor Terry Provost for assisting with the clean-up, Piikani Parks and Recreation, Piikani Employment Services, Shane Good Rider for donating his trailer, Primco Dene Security for donating their trucks and 106.3 Piikani Nation Radio. 

Piikani will organize a community clean-up before Piikani Annual Celebration.

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