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Celebration of Operation Beaver

on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:47



On Thursday June 26th, Frontiers Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Operation Beaver program with a breakfast held at the Flora McCrea Auditorium of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.

 

From our very first project in Split Lake, Manitoba back in 1964, volunteer participation has always been a cornerstone of Operation Beaver. We were quite happy to see one of our very first volunteers Paul Maclean managed to be among the one hundred people who gathered at this annual event.

 

(FF President Lawrence Gladue with Iolene Bjorna from Batchawana Bay, Ontario and author James Bacque)

 

The breakfast began at 7:45 a.m. as President Lawrence Gladue welcomed guests and introduced the MC for the day Jane Dawson, a member of Innu First Nation and current Board member of New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation, who introduced the head table: Olivia Chow, Lawrence Gladue, Barbara Catto and Rev. Andrew Sterling.

Frontiers Foundation Annual Breakfast - 2014

on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:49

Canadian Governor General’s Medal:

on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 18:43

September 27, 2013

Dear Lylas,

Last night at Frontiers Foundation AGM, President Lawrence Gladue praised you for your work and being a splendid person. He wanted to personally present this medal to you, however due to your daughter’s health you couldn’t make it.

Back in 1996 I was fortunate to meet you for the first time at Wagoshig First Nation building log houses after which you became one of our Aboriginal Operation Beaver volunteers of the year. In subsequent years I saw you in action in many housing projects in Northern Ontario and in Quebec at Kitcisakik, handling our LT40 Woodmizer. Also wherever and whenever you laboured, that wonderful Evelyn was with you, sharing your assignment and equally worthy of recognition.

Thanks to your presentation at the Indigenous Conference in Vancouver, B.C. the world learned about Frontiers volunteer work in Canada’s third world.

Your personal contribution to voluntary sector resulted in improved health and better living conditions for

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