Mish Adventures – Week 1

By: Karen, Mish Adventures Coordinator
 
After 24 hours of driving with stops in New Liskeard and Thunder Bay, we (all 18 of us) arrived in Mishkeegogamang on Sunday, July 7. We were greeted by so many friends who were anxious for us to get up here and spend the

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Mish Adventures – Junior Leadership Week

By: Karen, Mish Adventures Coordinator
 
Three staff and 10 youth from Mishkeegogmang Reserve arrived at Muskoka Woods on Sunday, June 30 for a week of fun and leadership training. It took a couple of days for us to get to know each other and develop a safe and fun community

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Sweet Dreams for First Nation Children

For the second year, Speroway has received 15 bunk beds for First Nation children from the students at West Credit Secondary School in Mississauga, ON. The students built the beds under the carpentry instruction of their teacher, John Dametto and he says, “Making these bunk beds for First Nation children

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Program Updates

Although there has been some inconsistency in blogging lately, it has not been for a lack of activity on many fronts, especially in our procurement and shipping area. So what is going on at Speroway?
Over the last several weeks we have prepared and shipped several containers with and for

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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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Maple Leaf Foods Donates Meat

Through our corporate partnership with Maple Leaf Foods, we have been able to direct 5500 lbs (11 skids) of meat product to several First Nations communities.
Our shipping partner dedicated to First Nations communities is Faith Charities of Ontario. Faith Charities is able to handle large quantity shipments and partners with

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Good News in Mish Community

The Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Community Update (PDF) for May 2011 was distributed recently and it features the news about the Bunk Bed Program. The community newsletter features comments from Speroway First Nations Coordinator Karen Ward (see page 7).
The good news about the beds once again highlights the need to

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Presentation: To Vale Canada

Speroway gained the support of Vale corporation to help provide bunk beds complete with thick, high quality foam mattresses to First Nations communities in the far north.
“Recently Speroway presented a certificate of thanks to Vale for their financial support of our First Nations Bunk Bed Program.  Vale has committed

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SANDY LAKE FIRST NATIONS: 100 CHILDREN GET NEW BEDS

The first stop after landing in Sandy Lake was a visit to the elementary school.  There, the principal was eager to take us on a tour and tell us about all the good things happening for the children in this community.  “They’ve been talking about their bunk beds for days

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HIGH SCHOOLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE PT2

Speroway is deeply concerned that a lack of proper sleep for First Nation’s children is detrimental to their development and health. Changes in sleeping habits can impair a child’s learning, memory and ability to concentrate. To try and address the problem of a serious shortage of adequate beds, Speroway has

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CHARACTER: HIGH SCHOOLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

It used to be that the phrase, “a person of character”, inherently meant “good” character. As we look at more than a decade where our politicians, business leaders, sports stars and celebrities have drained the previous positive inference, out of the word character, a ray of hope is

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FIRST NATION BUNK BED PROGRAM

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After several months of planning, I am pleased to report the First Nation Bunk Bed Program is launching.  Here are some of the reasons why we

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