Please join me in congratulating Lylas Polson, Frontiers Foundation’s Quebec Regional Coordinator, the Chief and three men from Kitcisakik, Que. as well as architect Guillaume Levesque of Architectes de l'urgence et de la Coopération of Quebec, who were recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and received medals from the Governor General David Johnston. Lylas was sick on that day and could not attend. Charles Catto, Founding Director of Frontiers Foundation, accepted the medal on his behalf.
The men were recognized for the completion of 25 houses and a school and community centre in the small village of Kitcisakik with wood from their local WoodMizer sawmills, all of which were designed by the architects d’urgence. These architects also went to Kitcisakik and worked along with the local men in completing the buildings.
This year’s instructor training is also off to a great start with St. Therese, Oxford House, God’s River, Norway House, and Beardy’s, SK.