Darren Thundercloud says, I’d like to thank Canada Beef & the CPMCA for recognizing me with this award of merit and thank NAIT for all their support during my training.

The award has allowed me to hold my head high in this industry and will give me tremendous pride throughout my life to showcase this award in my own butcher shop.

After my graduation I investigated the costs associated with building a shop, in my local town of Lac La Biche, Ab, and moved forward with that. In March of 2022 I incorporated Carnivorous Delights Butchery LTD with my two investors. And on July 7th of 2022 I opened the doors.

My duties, as Owner/Operator, are everything from purchasing and inventory to cutting and sausage making. I currently have 3 staff, including myself, and we have a shared experience of 39 years of meat processing.

I am a Status First Nation from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and have been processing meat since I was 8 Years old. I am proud and lucky to have accessed funding through Community Futures in Lac La Biche, AB. They recognized the need for this service in the community and helped with the growth of my company from seed to plant.

As for my future goals in the industry… To ensure I provide a safe and quality product from my butchers table to the customers table at home. And to pass on the knowledge gained, throughout my lifetime, to my children and those willing to learn.

Hiy Hiy (Thank you in Cree)

Darren Thundercloud
Owner/Operator / Wiyasokemow (Meatboss)
Carnivorous Delights Butchery LTD
P.O. Box 465 10117-102 Ave
Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0  (780) 627-3336