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By Darryl Stewart

Slaying the Dragon

A spontaneous posting on the whiteboard in our building lobby stopped me in my tracks this week and caused me some serious reflection.

Ironbellies Results on Whiteboard

Over the past six weeks we worked with Protegra and formed a Dragon Boat team in support of The Canadian Cancer Society.  The posting on the board showed the total funds we raised along with some pics.   In all we raised over $1,700 (more than the board author knew at the time) and placed well in the races, not bad for it being our first year!

What stopped me when I saw the board was not so much the dragon boat achievement itself (as cool as that it), but the fact that someone had the personal pride in our achievement to write it up on the whiteboard for all the visitors to our building to see and even more than that all the time that the team members spent practicing and actually running the race.  All this in the name of a great cause and having some fun together.  Great job team!

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IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant. 

Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.