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Communities connecting during crisis: Village of Arthur opens door to Sandy Lake First Nation


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Title Screen: Communities connecting during crisis: Village of Arthur opens door to Sandy Lake First Nation

Screen: Mayor Tout describes how the involvement of Wellington North as a host community occurred

1) Scene with Mayor Tout( Mayor, Village of Arthur- County of Wellington North

Audio: Well we got the call last Tuesday night. Linda Dickson had called to see if we would be interested in hosting some of the sandy lake evacuees. The Wellington North residents stood up to the plate in a heartbeat.

Text: Harry Meekis from Sandy Lake First Nation describes how it felt to be evacuated

2) Harry Meekis (Sandy Lake First Nation)

Audio: When we got evacuated from Sandy Lake it was a very difficult experience. It is a very difficult experience when you have to leave your home and not knowing where you are going.

Reel of images with voice

Harry Meekis: As a community, we’ve opened up our feelings and ourselves with each other. Pulling together like that has been an experience that I had not expected to happen.

Screen: Special thanks to all host communities for accommodating the evacuees from north western Ontario

Screen: For more information please visit www.ontario.ca/emo