I was recently asked by Ontario Power Generation to cover a very important event at the Gull Bay First Nation this past Tuesday. Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek and Ontario Power Generation are working together to develop a microgrid that will use solar, battery storage and grid technology to help reduce diesel use at Gull Bay. It is to be the first fully-integrated solar energy-storage system in a remote community.
My job was to simply photograph the speeches, the people and the atmosphere at the announcement, and that's exactly what I did. I was accompanied by my good friend and associate Tony McGuire of Theymedia. who was filming the event alongside me. Even though it was pretty cold up there, it was such a great turn out. It was amazing to see so much support.
After all the speeches were done, there was some homemade bannock and moose meat being served. Then everyone made their way over the community centre for lunch. If you would like to find out more about this development I encourage you to clicking on this link here.