The Warmth of Spirit
On Tuesday, December 13, Ogimaawabiitong (Kenora Chiefs Advisory) came together to distribute over 12,000 lbs. of food and over 1450 toys to the children and families of our nine communities for this holiday season.
With the large donations from our partners this year, we were also able to provide donations to multiple organizations in town including The Fellowship Centre and the Jubilee Church. KCA is very appreciative of our partners who made this food and toy donation possible. We would also like to thank the efforts of our staff and community volunteers who arranged and facilitated the deliveries of the donations to each of the nine communities. “We’ve received these donations for a few years now, and every year we are blown away with the kindness and generosity towards our communities and our membership,” said Chief Lorraine Cobiness, Board President on behalf of the leaders of Ogimaawabiitong. “To be able to not only distribute these donations to our communities and our families but to share with organizations in town as well means a lot for our organization to be able to share in the kindness.
We truly want to say a profound Miigwetch, and just share our deepest gratitude for the continuous support from these groups over the years and are excited to be able to give every child in our communities a new toy this Christmas.” We would like to thank our donors Exceldor, Lamb Weston, Saidham Foodbank, All Gold, Concord Premium Meats, The Meat Factory, CDC, Giant Tiger, Confederation Freezers, and Wild Fork for providing food donations. We would like to thank Norseman Cartage, Trucks for Change and Erb Transport for helping us get the donations to Kenora. And we would like to thank SpinMaster Ltd. for making sure every child has a new toy this Christmas.
Other Stories in this issue:
- Winter Photo Gallery – A snapshot look at some of the things the KCA departments have been up to through the season in our communities.
- Niigaanniing Bimidiziwin Child Development Services
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Fall Harvest
- Joe Barnes Retirement
- KCA Program Updates:
- Youth Hub
- Child And Youth Services
- Horse Farm
- Human Resources
- Intake and Data Services
- Winter Fun
- News and Events
- NOHFC Provides Funds for Youth and Family Wellness Camp
- Northern Ontario Youth Climate Action Summit
- FASD Trailblazer Event in Partnership With WNHAC
- Provincial Funding Announcements For Binesi And Makwa
- Lawson Foundation