Michael Linklater, Washiiyeh Jeannotte recognized as community heroes by Xbox campaign – CBC

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Dec 19, 2021

‘Keep working hard, keep grinding, and good things will happen,’ says Jeannotte’s dad

One has mad stick-handling skills, the other teaches youth how to be leaders on and off the basketball court and both of have been named “Local Spartans” by Xbox Canada, in a campaign highlighting those making a difference in their communities.

The youngest is 10-year-old hockey player Washiiyeh Jeannotte, a member of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, about 300 kilometres northwest of Montreal. He’s racked up a hefty amount of social media followers for his stick-handling talents.

Washiiyeh’s father Andrew Jeannotte said the nomination came as a surprise, but hopes it will inspire more kids to follow their passions.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/michael-linklater-washiiyeh-jeannotte-xbox-1.6290532

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