Monday, June 8, 2015

Destination: Norway House, MB

It's been a little while since my last "destination" update due to a very busy schedule lately, but here we are, and the next place we'll be landing at is Norway House, Manitoba.

Norway House is located about 200 km south of Thompson and just a little bit north of Lake Winnipeg, pretty much right in the middle of Manitoba.

It is not a completely isolated community and there is a road that connects Norway House to Thompson, though you do need to take a very short cable ferry ride to get across the Nelson Channel (at least when the channel is not frozen over).

It is one of the largest communities that we go to with a population of more than 5000 people.

The LAMP team that goes to Norway House hails from Minnesota.  Because the community is so large, the team actually splits up and runs three concurrent VBS's: one each at the Catholic church, Anglican church and United church. Between these three, we usually average close to 300 children.

On top of all of that, this team also sends a small contingent of people further north to Shamattawa, MB to put on a VBS, where another 60 children will attend.

Norway House is known for its York Boat races.  York Boats were the type of boats used by the Hudson's Bay Company to transport their furs and trade goods through the waterways of northern Canada.  Every year since 1973, Norway House has hosted its annual Treaty and York Boat Days, where these boats are raced by competing teams.

Please pray for the community and children of Norway House and the LAMP team as they run the Vacation Bible School the week of July 20.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this Andrew. Makes your work come alive!