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Herb Erickson

Lac La Biche\’s Warrior Poet

Local citizen Herbert \”Herb\” Erickson (1915-2018) was a trapper by trade but an archer by talent. Herb began learning archery as a young child and took his bow with him to the front lines during World War II.  He also showed off his talents at countless provincial and national competitions and mentored young archers in the area. The Lakeland Archery Club’s outdoor practice range is named in his honour. But this warrior also had a softer side – when the spirit moved him, he wrote poetry. Some of his poems are currently on display.

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