RECAP: Winter is Coming II: All Staff Christmas Party

On Friday, December 16 2022, laughter was shared and the holiday spirit was strong at the Tikinagan “Winter is Coming II” All Staff Christmas Party. With over 180 staff in attendance at this online event, it was a great end to the 2022 year. The event kicked off with seasons greetings from Thelma Morris, Executive Director and Rachel Tinney, Associate Executive Director.

Seasons Greetings from Rachel Tinney

Staff Gift

Previous years, staff gifts included a sweater and a jacket. This year, we figured staff needed a place to put those sweaters and jackets!

Years of Service

Staff who have been with Tikinagan for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 years were celebrated.

5 Years
Florence Sanderson
Charlena Thompson
Roxanne Cromarty
Silean Cook
Loreta (Rocel) Macleod
Gail Anderson
Jody Belisle
Angela Waswa
Jennifer Betker
Reggina Boyce
Brandi Mckay
Aaron Trimble
Cheyenne Linklater
Rachelle Macklin
Natasha Quequish
Kossy Willis
Emely Siliezar

10 Years
Kelly Crane
Georgina Okeese
Lyndsay Kruger
Irene Yesno-Kermack
Joni Smith
Colleen Wesley
Cassandra Gray
15 Years
June Machimity
Donna Gagnon
Nina Mckoop
20 Years
Lori Labelle
30 Years
Clara Young

Live Contest Winners

Best Dressed – Joni Smith

Worst Dressed – Colleen Wesley

Bake Off – Laura Chawrun

Door Prizes

MNP Gift Pack including two toques, a Yeti mug and two pairs of socks – Bill Michaud

Collapsible Lantern Light Set – Samir Kumar

Two Winnipeg Jets Tickets vs Vancouver Canucks – Robert Cantin

Helly Hansen Jackets – Julieann Chapman, Brittany Sky, Lisa Habel, Angela Waswa, Mackenzie Ottertail, and Ashley Pollack

Smartwatch – Cheyenne Linklater

Bocci Set – Susan Grandbois

MNP Prize Pack including a toque, a bluetooth speaker and a pair of socks – Moses McKay

Roadside Kit – Stephen Sapay

Kettle BBQ – Cecil Breton

Two Winnipeg Jets Tickets vs Philadelphia Flyers w/ travel voucher – Derek Donio

Picture Submission Contests

Best Snowperson

Ireland & Kairo  (Amanda Trenchard, Dryden)

Best Paper Snowflake or Winter Drawing

Beau (Marc LaForge), SLKT

Best Bedroom Door Decoration

Aurora (Christina Zatorsky), SLKT

Kids Pre-Recorded Video

Aurora (Christina Zatorsky), SLKT

Best Place for Elf-On-Shelf

Nicole Laramee, Thunder Bay

Workspace Decoration

Karen Salmonson, Aroland

Funniest Christmas Photo

Gord Closen, Sioux Lookout

Best Christmas Family Photo

Loretta Lawson, Lac Seul

Best Christmas Tree

Marcel Potan, Lac Seul

Best Pet Photo

Karen Salmonson, Aroland

Video Submission Contests

Unit/Office Challenge

Team Video – Property


Thank you to our sponsors who graciously provided prizes for this event!

Thank you to all those who could make the event. We hope to see everyone there next year!