Mish Adventures – Week 2

By: Michelle, Camp Staff
 
Last week was our first week of what we’ve called “kids camp” with our 7-11 year olds. It has been a blast, with Wacky Day, Happy Birthday Day, and Olympic Day as some themes. The kids come off the bus every morning to a snack

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Speroway Connection in Attawapiskat

December 12, 2011
This note has been written by Heather Kooiman, a nurse working presently in Attawapiskat.  Heather has been part of the Speroway First Nations Camp program for the past few years and recently went to Attawaspoiskat to work.  In July 2011 she directed the Speroway Day Camp at

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Donation from KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation

KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation (KRG CCF)has generously provided a donation of $10,000 for Speroway’s First Nations Children’s day camp in Mishkeegogamang, ON.
KRG CCF is the charitable arm of KRG Insurance Group and is located in Toronto, ON. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness for children’s charities. Over

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Mish Adventures: Smokey!

The Mish Adventure Team was asked to help distribute emergency food supplies that were provided by the Mishkeegogamang (Mish) reserve leadership. Mish was evacuated on June 22 because of excessive smoke from forest fires in the region. Evacuees returned home July 1.
According to Wawataynews.ca, Sioux Lookout Fire 35, is located about

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Mish Adventures: Home

On Sunday July 10th we let the community know that the Mish Adventures program was ready to start. We walked through each neighbourhood, knocking on doors, greeting families, sharing some treats with the children and encouraging them to join the Adventure!
All of the Mish team is from Southern Ontario.

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Mish Adventures: Getting There!

It’s 11:00 AM, July 8 as we make our way out of Thunder Bay. From here, we will travel to Sioux Lookout and then another 2.5hrs to reach our destination point – The Mishkeegogamang Reserve!
There’s nothing more exciting then knowing that we’re almost there. I can’t wait to see

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Journey North: Mish Adventures Begin

Speroway has launched yet another MISH Adventure team northbound towards Mishkeegogamang First Nations reserve.  This is the 5th Summer (since 2007) a team has travelled into this community to provide a day-camp experience for First Nations children.
With a team of 12, including two nurses, a teacher, and university students

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Tournament Supports First Nations Children

Heather Kooiman tells Speroway that plans are well underway for another ball hockey tournament fundraiser for our First Nation’s camps. It’s the tournament with “no name” but with up to 8 teams enrolled it’s the next best thing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
Kooiman hosted a ball hockey tournament two

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First Nations: Camp for Kids

Since 2007 Speroway has provided a well organized camp program experience for First Nations Children in the Far North. These are remote locations where we provide a staff team, expertise and supplies to create an awesome summer camp!
Please give generously at our First Nations page (CLICK HERE).

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NORTHERN ONTARIO: NEWS FROM MISH ADVENTURES

Up to 50 children a day arrive at the Mish Adventures home base by bus each day! And they arrive to a host of great activities; from swimming to volleyball and of course, eating food!
The weather in the North has been ideal; never too hot and never too

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FAMILY FOOD BOXES GO TO FAMILIES IN THUNDER BAY

An eager and terrific team of volunteers, some from An Eagle’s Cry Centre (our host) and some from the FTC Canada Mish Adventure Camp Staff had the entire food box distribution ready to go a day before the actual event!
This included 350 family food boxes (approx. 22lbs each) and

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MISH ADVENTURES 2010: LEADERS

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There are a high percentage of First Nations children and youth in most of the communities in Northern Ontario. In Mishkeegogamang we have had the privilege of meeting and spending time with several

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