If Darren Zack can spin a political message anything like he can spin a fastpitch softball, Garden River politics is about to get very interesting indeed.
The Canadian softball legend is one of 44 candidates seeking council positions in Garden River First Nation's band election slated for Tuesday, September 9.
Only 12 of the candidates will be successful.
Garden River has a 12-person band council, the maximum number allowed under the federal Indian Act unless an exception is granted by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
There are three candidates for chief: Caroline Barry, Terry (T. Bugs) Boissoneau and incumbent Lyle Sayers.
Here are the 44 candidates for band council:
BARRY, Arlene BARRY, Carolie BARRY, Natalie BELLEAU, Blaine BELLEAU-JONES, Cindy BELLEAU, Derrick BELLEAU, Nadine (Dina) BELLEAU, Terry James BOISSONEAU, Dana BOISSONEAU, Darrell E. BOISSONEAU, Gary BOISSONEAU, Keith BOISSONEAU, Terry (T.Bugs) CORBIERE, Alice JONES, David Gordon JONES, Dennis JONES, Joseph 0. JONES Sr., Kevin (Casey) JONES, Peter JONES, Matthew JONES, Mona JONES, Wanita LARIVIERE, Ross LESAGE, Doreen LESAGE, Elaine LESAGE, Gerry LEWIS, James NOLAN, Mike NOLAN, Steve W. PERREAULT, Anthony PERREAULT, Della PINE, Morley RICKARD, Jackie ROACH, Shirley SOLOMON, Chris SOLOMON, James Nick SOULIERE, Stuart SOULIERE, Wayne SYRETTE-GREGOIRE, Ruth Ann THIBAULT, Myles WHISKEYCHAN, Christine WILLIAMS, William Albert ZACK, Darren ZACK-CARABALLO, Leslie