On Tuesday, July 9, 2002 during an interview, Rita Meekis talked about the upcoming canoe-a-thon. Rita spoke about her fund raising efforts for her mother Aggie Dunsford’s memorial feast that is coming up on July 29th, 2202 and her drive to help in the awareness of the diabetes programs
“I am trying to host a canoe-a-thon and hopefully it will be taking place the last week of July. I am planning to fund-raise for my mother Aggie Dunsford's memorial day and donate the other half of the money raised towards the diabetes program because diabetes is what took my mother away”.
“I have about 12 volunteers already who will make the 12 hour one way trek between Sandy Lake and Keewaywin. We also have a lot relatives living in Sandy Lake, so they are more than willing to help us with this fund raising effort..
Lawrence Mason, Carrie Meekis, Danny Kakegamic, Derry Kakegamic, Lester Pascal, Luke Monias, Nancy Kakepetum, Edwin Meekis, Geraldine McKay and Simon Rae are already signed up as volunteers for the canoe-a-thon. They are busy taking pledges for the canoe-a-thon.
For more information or if you want to make a donation for this important cause, contact Rita Meekis at the Keewaywin Clinic 771-1407 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org