Teens band together to help Shoal Lake

February 27, 2019 – The Winnipeg Free Press

The simple act of turning on a tap to get a cool glass of water was enough to fire up Meg Boehm and Eric Jasysyn’s idea for change.

The two students from the Seven Oaks Met School are hosting a benefit concert and fashion show Friday at 7 p.m. at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre to join forces with the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to get clean drinking water in every home.

Shoal Lake 40, located about 200 kilometres east of Winnipeg on the Manitoba-Ontario border, is the source for Winnipeg’s drinking water, but the community itself doesn’t have a water treatment plant and has been under a boil-water advisory since 1997.

Boehm and Jasysyn are mobilizing forces and resources, from their peers right up to government leaders, with their eyes on one prize: getting construction started on a long-needed water treatment plant in the community. READ MORE.