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TORONTO STAR ARTICLE: Ontario professionals volunteer time, money to help remote Ontario First Nation

on Sat, 01/10/2015 - 19:31



Hello friends of Pikangikum

 

Please see the following article written by Jennifer Hough for the Toronto Star on January 1, 2014.  Jennifer participated in our visit to Pikangikum in November 2014.

 

   http://m.thestar.com/#/article/life/2015/01/01/ontario_professionals_volunteer_time_money_to_help_remote_ontario_first_nation.html

 

Love and peace to you in the new year

Congratulations

on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:06

I would like to warmly congratulate all the Board members elected at our Annual General Meeting held in Toronto at Amik Community Room on Sunday October 26, 2014 and subsequent Executive Committee to hold office for the period 2014-2015. A big thank you and recognition to past President Lawrence Gladue for his splendid tenure over the years.

President:                    Edwin D. Kolausok

Vice-President:           Suzanne Jones

Treasurer:                   Tejas Kashyap           

Secretary:                   Robert Haggart

Chair of the Board:     Patrick Wilson

Directors:                    Roland Niganobe, Nora Ross, Brian Monkman, Shelley Charles, Cara Lenoir, Michael Matvieshen and Rhonda Dickemous.

I would like to thank everyone for your input and assistance as we travel in partnership to develop and support programs making a difference in the lives of aboriginal peoples in Toronto, across Canada and Overseas.

Looking forward to working with all of you for the wider

LOOKING BACK 50 YEARS ! !

on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:41

By Paul MacLean – Former Volunteer who worked on First Project in Split Lake, Manitoba, 1964

 

It’s 50 years ago that I participated in the summer work camp at Split Lake Manitoba, the first project of Operation Beaver. I remember seeing the notice on my college bulletin board just at the time when I was wondering what to do with my summer. No pay, hard construction work, northern Manitoba … but it sounded like an adventure.

 

Why do we do these things? Looking back 50 years, I’m still not sure. What I can say is that summer adventure had a lasting influence on my life.

 

First, I went to Split Lake a somewhat insular Anglican, and I returned an ecumaniac. We were all Christians in the work group, but from many countries and denominations. There’s something about living in tents together for a month that tests one’s theological prejudices. Never again would I assume that my particular brand of Anglicanism was the superior form of religion.

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