CBC Thunder Bay's Sounds Of the Season celebrates a plane full of food bound for northern First Nation
Wasaya Airways donated Hawker Siddeley aircraft
CBC Thunder Bay's 2016 Sounds Of the Season special was live from the Wasaya Airways hangar in Thunder Bay, Ont., Friday morning, as many individuals, businesses and organizations donated food to help the less fortunate.
10,000 lbs (4536 kilograms) of food was loaded onto a Hawker Siddeley 748 — our sleigh for this mission — to fly to Sandy Lake.
- CBC Thunder Bay's Sounds of the Season
Chief of Sandy Lake First Nation says miigwech - thank you - for food from <a href="https://twitter.com/RFDAThunderBay">@RFDAThunderBay</a> arriving today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tbay?src=hash">#tbay</a> <a href="https://t.co/Aw9lrUMEdz">pic.twitter.com/Aw9lrUMEdz</a>—@CBCTBay
The entire produce section in Sandy Lake First Nation. Today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcsots?src=hash">#cbcsots</a> will increase it by 10,000 lbs <a href="https://twitter.com/metromorning">@metromorning</a> <a href="https://t.co/YQqeQBiPh7">pic.twitter.com/YQqeQBiPh7</a>—@cbcreporter
This week's celebrations included the community's 2016 Santa Claus parade.
Saint Nick also dropped by the Superior Morning live special, before flying back north in a helicopter.
Different backdrop for <a href="https://twitter.com/HonestHeartCo">@HonestHeartCo</a> this am: playing Wasaya hangar <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcSOTS?src=hash">#cbcSOTS</a> <a href="https://t.co/DjQNGgmGfe">pic.twitter.com/DjQNGgmGfe</a>—@MaryJeanCBC
Wasaya Airways, Erb Trucking and the Trucks for Change network have all been instrumental in getting the donated food to its final destination.
In addition, from southern Ontario, Leamington-based Southwestern Ontario Gleaners has donated a huge shipment of soup mix, snacks and fresh produce.