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Heidi Reinikka helping to cultivate a community garden on the west coast.
(Photo?source: Kat Slepian)
Submitted by Ken Simard, Region 2 Captain of the Hunt
M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Ken Simard feels very proud of his granddaughter Heidi Reinikka.
Reinikka is currently situated in British Columbia, working for the government as a practices forester. In an old newspaper clip Simard has kept, Reinikka¡¯s aspirations were quite different than where she currently finds herself.
The newspaper clip, taken from the Chronicle Journal, shows 13-year-old Reinikka holding up a poster warning against the dangers of street gangs. The article shares that Reinikka won $100 for her poster in a contest.
At the time, Reinikka¡¯s aspirations leaned towards architecture or medicine. Now she has a successful career as a Forest Technologist for BC Timber Sales, a semi-autonomous program within the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations.
Published on: January 18, 2016See ALL news articles