Meet the Junior Ranger Sergeant

Meet James Mckinnon. He is a Ranger and he teaches the Junior Canadian Rangers about survival.

Keathon Monger: How long have you been a part of the Rangers?

James Mckinnon: 15 years.

K.M:  And how long have you been teaching the Junior Canadian Rangers?

J.M: 10 years.

K.M: What do you like about your job, and why is it important to you?

J.M: Helping the Junior Rangers with their survival skills and helping to teach the traditional way.

K.M: What do you like to be called at your job? And what do you like to be called outside of your job?

J.M: At my job: Sergeant.

Outside my job: Jimmy.

K.M: What were some important highlights or important events in your life when you were a child?

J.M: Learning to fish and hunt.

K.M: And what are the highlights or important events in your adult life?

J.M: Joining the Rangers and having a family.

K.M: Tell me about your family?

J.M: I have a wife and a daughter. My wife is a teacher and my daughter is in the Royal Canadian Navy based in Halifax.

K.M: Can you tell me some responsibilities of being a Ranger and teaching the Junior Canadian Rangers?

J.M: For the Junior Rangers we lead by an example. The Rangers need to be ready to do whatever we can to help if there’s an emergency.

K.M: Did your childhood influence your job choice?

J.M: Yes, because of my love for the land since I was a child and I wanted to help the community.

K.M: Do you have any advice for the kids reading our blog?

J.M: The more things you do, the more you learn.

 

SAS interview Keathon
This is a picture of Keathon and James. Picture taken by Johanne Crego.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keathon Monger, grade 6, Mrs.Irving’s English class, École St. Augustine School

 

 

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