Student and Athlete from Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School also an Entrepreneur

May 1, 2023

Kapawe’no First Nation – This is one of my favorite stories thus far writing and contributing to our school news. I clearly see myself in this young man as he navigates his way through school, hockey and real-life issues.

Jaydon Courtoreille is a wonderful, creative, and skilled hockey player at our school which exemplifies what we are about.
Many occasions I am working with Jaydon on different skills that will take his game to another level. He arrives before the start time which is 8:30am and he is in the gym working on his shooting stick handling and passing skills to perfect it on the ice. He takes full advantage of the dry land training which is available to any academy athlete or student enrolled at our school.

I was excited the hockey coach asked me to give him a hand with some on ice movement. My skates needed sharpening and he directed me to an advertisement posted on our bulletin board in front of the main office. I called the number and made an appointment. As I am a collogue pulled up to the address and knocked on the door. This curly headed kid opens the door to my bewilderment its one of my students. I was dumbfounded and he grabbed my skates and proceeded to the rear of the house and sharped my skate which I paid him the eight-dollar fee and small tip for a job well done.

I was so proud of this young man good student, good athlete and good entrepreneur.

That’s what we here at Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School, are striving for us to produce post secondary school graduates and positive contribution to the Kapawe’no First Nation.

Story / Blog contribution by
Mr Brian Thomas, Athletic Director

Last modified: May 1, 2023

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