Successive weekends in July saw dozens of angling teams chasing prize walleye and pike in Lake Mistissini and Opekimiska Lake. Organizers were delighted by the level of entries, which returned to pre-pandemic levels. Plans are in the works to grow both derbies next year.
After years of intense training and support from his community and family, Neil Blacksmith has finally done what he set out to do. On June 26, the triathlete from the Cree Nation of Mistissini completed his first-ever Ironman 70.3 Challenge in Mont-Tremblant, finishing the grueling course with a time of 5:58:22.
Like most young hockey players in Quebec, Israel Mianscum grew up dreaming of one day wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey. He recently experienced the next best thing when he was invited to the team’s development camp, held July 10-13 in Brossard.