G.W. CONSTRUCTION LTD.
George Wilson, G.S.C
P.O. Box 9, 601–3rd Ave. E.,
Buchanan, SK S0A 0J0
and natural gifts. He assured the students
in attendance that each one was blessed
with a gift and that it was their mission to
learn what that gift is and where it could
lead. Netmaker’s gift was his athletic ability.
“My initial gift was sports. That was a natural
gift I used. The second gift was being
able to use my voice to relay real message
that people can relate to,” he said. “One of
the best forms of feedback I can receive
from the audience is that I came across as
real to them. To me, I’m not going for the
glitz and glamour. I want to be relatable. If
I can relay a message that’s relatable then
that will stick for a long time.
“I faced failures all the time and I just
kept going. I guess I was given the gift of resilience,
too. I used that with my approach
to my business when I first started.”
Why did SHCA feel it was important to
have Netmaker share his personal story
with dozens of Regina’s inner-city students?
“The Saskatchewan Heavy Construction
Association takes great pride in giving back
to the communities they work and live in all
across the province. This event was no exception,”
said Shantel Lipp, president of SHCA.
“The kids that attended the event are going
to be our future workers and maybe even
leaders within our industry. It is important
to show these kids through presentations
like Netmaker’s that if you’re determined and
willing to put in the work you can succeed.”
Netmaker wrapped up his presentation
and offered a writing contest to the students.
The top three submissions from each school
will receive a $100 gift card for Neechie Gear,
a clothing line founded by Netmaker. The
contest also is sponsored by SHCA.
“I want to read their stories and hear
about what they’re going through. They
sat here and listened to me and now it’s
my turn to listen to them. I would love to
hear how they overcame something in their
life. I’m excited to hear stories of strength
To learn more about Kendal Netmaker:
Kendal Netmaker said resilience was an
important part of his approach to business
“My initial gift was sports.
That was a natural gift I
used. The second gift was
being able to use my voice
to relay real message that
people can relate to.”
– Kendal Netmaker
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