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Join us for our Christmas Celebration!

on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 03:26
Start: Dec 21 2010 - 4:00pm
End: Dec 21 2010 - 8:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Staff & the Board of Directors of Frontiers Foundation would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm & Happy Season’s Greetings to all our donors & friends of Frontiers Foundation.

Please join us for our Christmas Celebration !

Project Amik Community Room

5:00 Turkey Dinner

Please RSVP Marilyn @ 416-690-3930

If you would like to bring a refreshment to share please feel free to do so.


Christmas Appeal

on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 20:01

Kemp's old house
Late in October, Pat and Laura Kemp’s old house was mercifully demolished to make room for their new home, now being built by a score of local and non-local Operation Beaver volunteers, some of them lawyers from the Advocates’ Society, which has godfathered this project.

Penosway's new home
Meanwhile in Kitcisakik, Quebec, Jean-Paul Penosway, his wife Nadia and their four children have, like two other Algonquin families, moved into brand new homes they built themselves, supervised by Frontiers’ Quebec Co-ordinator Lylas Polson. Formerly they had lived in one-room shacks, in Third World conditions. Every inch of construction lumber in Kitcisakik’s new homes, their new school, their new resource centre and equipment shelters, was milled by Frontiers Foundation’s busy Woodmizers. And thanks to Ottawa’s Aboriginal Skills Training Strategic Initiative (ASTSIF). Kitcisakians like Jean-Paul have received onsite training in milling and framing, roofing and insulation.

Frontiers work in Kitcisakik, Quebec

on Wed, 11/10/2010 - 18:00

Algonquin community of Kitcisakik, Quebec in cooperation with Emergency Architects and Kitcisakik Anicinape Aki.

ideo made in July 2008 about Kitcisakik by CPAC.

Thought you might find it interesting. Warning: it is an hour long.

An intimate look at the lives of the Algonquin living in the Northern Quebec community of Kitcisakik. Canada's poorest reserve, residents here have no running water and no electricity, yet their sense of community is strong and vibrant.

Annual General Meeting

on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 00:50
Start: Oct 21 2010 - 5:00pm
End: Oct 21 2010 - 7:30pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held at 419 Coxwell Avenue (south of Danforth Avenue and north of Gerrard Street) in east Toronto.

This invite is extended to all members of Operation Beaver Division and friends.

BBQ will be served at 5:00 pm. There is plenty of parking at Amik Plaza.

Following the AGM, the regular Board of Directors meeting will take place at 7:30 pm.

Note: Frontiers Foundations members are encouraged to renew their membership for the period of September 30, 2010 to September 30, 2011.

RSVP with Marilyn Gillis at 416-690-3930.

Arctic Education - Tikanagan Dreams: video on education in Canada's North

on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 17:00

This video shows the impact of Operation Beaver volunteers in Arctic communities, the benefits to school children and the morale of everyone.

Volunteers blog about their Operation Beaver experiences in Northern communities

on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 15:12

Handgames: traditional, men/boys-only game: Photo by Colleen Berg

Jamie and Catherine, now in Fort Liard, have set up a blog about their experiences in this northern town.

Colleen Berg who had just arrived into Wrigley in September, is writing about her experience on her blog Wrigley NWT (by invite only) and has also been posting her photos. See a slideshow of her NWT photos too.

Don Irving, Northwestern Coordinator for Operation Beaver, hopes more volunteers go this route "to post your reports and pictures and it is a great way for people on other projects to see what is happening."