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