Waswanipi firefighters came in third place in a province-wide Native firefighters competition held in Mani-Utenam.

It was the first time Crees went to the games. Waswanipi competed against 12 other teams.

Team Waswanipi was made up of: Bobby Blacksmith (coach), Ian Oblin (captain), Ghislain Ottereyes, Gordon Saganash, Emanuelle Belanger, Ron Simard and Jack Otter.