Treaty 2 Territory – March 10th, 2022 was an exciting day for the Gambler First Nation as they celebrate a huge milestone; the opening of their Western Nations Gast Bar in Brandon, Manitoba. The Gas Bar and Convenience Store opened at 6:00 am and is located on 18th Street.
The Gambler First Nation Western Nations Gas Bar is a project years in the making with hopes of benefitting both resident and non-resident Members, and improving financial diversity for Gambler First Nation.
Gambler First Nation Chief David Ledoux shared, “I am excited that Gambler First Nation is uniting with the Business world! ReconciliACTION and networking will benefit not only our members and project partners, but the public at large as well.”.
Heritage Co-op will supply and support day-to-day operations of the facility on behalf of Gambler First Nation. This strategic partnership is a first of its kind for both Gambler First Nation and Heritage Co-op. This collaboration is a unique community building opportunity which benefits the economic wellness and long-term sustainability of both partners.
Treaty 2 Territory Government Chiefs , Councillors, Knowledge Keepers, and Helpers were present at today’s opening to support Chief LeDoux, and the Gambler First Nation. The Government held a Pipe Ceremony at the new location along with the presentation of flags.
The Gambler First Nation Western Nations Gas Bar welcomed everyone to the pumps for opening day by proivding free coffee for the first 100 guests and the chance to win 4 tickets to the March 19th Wheat Kings Game. Those that gas up the first week will also be able to enter to win a month of free car washes from Co-op.
Our Treaty 2 Government Congratulates the Gambler First Nation on this incredible achievement. Today’s event was a shining example of the importance of strong partnerships as we work together in the spirit of reconciliation. We are grateful to Heritage Co-op for thier friendship, their alleyship and for supporting the economic growth of our people.
We wish you well in this amazing endeavour! Miigwech Ogeema LeDoux for your leadership, commitment and dedication to our Treaty 2 Nation and Economic Development Circle as Niigaani.
Marlene Davis, Nation & Economic Development Helper
Last modified: March 10, 2022