A business is only as strong as the community they are a part of, and Playground is blessed to be part of a strong, vibrant community that is rich in both culture and history. Through a variety of programs, we are committed to supporting, empowering and positively impacting the lives of the Mohawk people of Kahnawake, both today and in the future.
Mohawk/Cree Teepee Program
Founded by Robert Patton of Kahnawà:ke, the Mohawk/Cree Teepee Program is a grassroots initiative that is geared towards helping our people who suffer from addictions, intergenerational traumas and mental and physical abuse traumas.
The Royal Canadian Legion Mohawk Branch 219 held a milestone event on March 25th. The branch, which was founded in 1953 by the then 15-chartered members, has been a place for local veterans and their families to come spend time with one another.
The collaborative sugar shack brunch was a huge success. It was so nice to see families come out to enjoy a wonderful meal with one another and explore our very own KSS sugar shack. The students were able to showcase their unique learning environment and teach their own.
For the second consecutive year, the Rail Coal Fire Bistro, as part of a Playground Cares initiative, contributed to the 'March Break Swag Bag' giveaway. This year, Kahnawa:ke Shakotiia'takehnhas Community Services.
Konwana'keren Diabo - Canadian National Women's Canoe Team
Since the age of 8 years old, Konwana'keren has been paddling with the local canoe club (Onake) in Kahnawa:ke. For the past 13 years, she's quickly risen amongst the competitive ranks and has now earned a spot on the Canadian National Women's Canoe Team.
For the first time since the pandemic, The Rail Coal Fire Bistro & Playground were finally able to welcome back the beautiful group from the Assisted Living Services (ALS) center this past holiday season. As part of its annual tradition, the Rail
For the 8th consecutive year, Playground had the honour to participate in this special event. Each year, in honour of Karonhiarahstha's name, this remarkable event raises tremendous amounts of scholarship dollars for young Kahnawákeró:non who have interests entering the Health & Science disciplines.
$1 Million donation towards Kahnawake Cultural Arts Center
On October 11 and to the knowledge of just a few – groundbreaking steps to further Kahnawake’s social welfare were being taken in a small gathering. Playground co-licensee Mackenzie Kirby invited local press and stakeholders in the capital campaign to announce our $1 million donation towards the development of the Kahnawake.
On Saturday October 15th, the Rail, along with other local businesses and artisans were on hand at the Kahnawa:ke Sports Complex. The event was a collaborative effort between Kahnawa:ke Tourism, Kahnawa:ke Collective Impact and Tka:nios.
Team Haudenosaunee represented one of the six nations who took part in this year's IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg earlier this month. Made up of members from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy including three.
Earlier this month, Kahnawa’kehró:non Jamie Kirby helped coach the Belgium Lacrosse Federation in its first international tournament. The European Box Lacrosse Championships were held in Germany from July 30 to August 6.
As a means of raising funds to help offset its yearly traveling expenses for competitions, Tritton Performance held its 5th Annual Tritton Performance Golf Tournament on July 30th, 2022. Under the tutelage of 2-time Olympian Nicholas Tritton.
After a 2-year hiatus, the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow-Wow saw its return to the local community for its 30th anniversary. As a long time and proud participant of the annual Pow-Wow, The Rail Coal Fire Bistro was once again onsite to offer a variety.
Greg HornThu, (This article first appeared on Kahnawake News on Apr 21, 2022). Playground Poker and Original Tobacco Traders made a life-changing donation to a local single mother recently. Last Wednesday, Christy Lahache, a mother of ten, received a donation of a Dodge Caravan from Playground and OTT.
The local youth center will be hosting its major fundraising event that Playground will be a major part of once again. Apart from managing the poker games taking place (where all revenue made is given back to the youth center).
The local minor lacrosse team is scheduled to partake in a pair of tournaments this July and August in Oshawa and Whitby (respectively). Due to rising costs for things like hotel accommodations and gas prices, the U17 Lacrosse.
The Rail Coal Fire Bistro had the pleasure of supplying lunches to the women's team during their final preparation camps before heading to Nova Scotia to take part in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) last month.