Former chief has returned to speak at gathering
Wilfred Cyr, an official Ojibwe speaker and former Chief of North West Bay First Nation Reservation, is returning to visit the Borderland area from his present home in Oregon to share at the “Borderland Gatherings” events in Emo this coming week.
Beginning today and running until Tuesday (Aug. 26), Cyr, who is bringing along his wife, Dorothy, and son, Zech, will teach on “Life Together and Community” after the potluck picnic lunch at the Lions Park at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Cyr was born in 1955 to Lucy and Roderick Cyr, right in the heart of North West Bay First Nation, north of Devlin.
He is the youngest of the Cyr family of two brothers and two sisters.
Both parents have gone home to be with God Almighty and Jesus Christ of the Cross.
In 1998, Cyr, after eighteen years of marriage to a strong woman of the faith, was left a widower with no children.
He remarried to Dorothy and they were blessed with a miracle child, Zech, who just turned 13 on Aug. 13.
Cyr is now serving the Lord Jesus full-time as an Associate Pastor for the Mission Assembles of God Church in the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indigenous Reservation, Oregon.
This is his wife’s home community.
“Wil’s gifts of teaching and preaching are empowered by the Holy Spirit and build up those who listen,” McBride said.
McBride indicated all are welcome to gather by the pavilion at the Lions Park at the river front to hear Cyr speak.
The Emo Spray Park is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cyr will also minister at other times during this second-annual Borderland Gatherings event at the Emo Sportsfield from Aug. 24-26.
McBride added campers are welcome and a canteen will be available for participants at no charge.
Find the event itinerary on Facebook at Borderland Gatherings or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org