Northern Fort Simpson Sets Up Camp at the Beavertail Jamboree
This year’s Beavertail Jamboree in Fort Simpson, NWT had a new addition. Northern Fort Simpson set up shop with a canvas tent and cooker, and kicked off the community festival with a town BBQ. Over the course of the event, Northern staff served over 400 Beavertails, and too many hot dogs and hamburgers to count to the delight of the community.
The Fort Simpson Beavertail Jamboree is an annual springtime event that brings together the entire community and surrounding area for a week of traditional games, talent shows, jigging and fiddling, races, and events for all ages.
Northern Fort Simpson has participated in the Jamboree at various levels in the past, but this year, Store Manager John Dempsey saw a way to contribute further. Working with Corporate Support Office, Northern Fort Simpson purchased a 16’ x 20’ canvas tent, along with a commercial cooker to use at this year’s event and for many Beavertail Jamborees to come.
Northern Fort Simpson is a committed community partner and looks forward to firing up the cooker next year!