Entering pinning ceremony

Sarah Begg, left, walks into a pinning ceremony with her fellow practical nursing graduates on Wednesday at the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel and Conference Centre.

Sarah Begg has wanted to be a nurse since Grade 1.

And on Wednesday, she was one of 11 graduates of Oshki-Wenjack’s first practical nursing class in Thunder Bay.

“I feel excited and nervous at the same time,” she said, a few minutes before the pinning ceremony in the city.

Begg, from Kasabonika Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in community north of Sioux Lookout, was drawn to nursing by her desire to help people. She said her classmates describe her as compassionate and caring.

Throughout the two-year program, she felt supported by her classmates and the Oshki-Wenjack.

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