The 2nd Annual Niigantige 2004 Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards and Career Fair will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2004 at Fort William First Nation Community Hall to recognize the successes of First Nation and Metis youth from across the province in a variety of categories.
‘Niigaantige’ which means ‘looking to the future’, will be the theme of the banquet and awards will be presented to youth role models who have demonstrated excellence in the principles of athletics, community leadership, business, arts, health education, personal achievement, and traditional employment. A variety of guest speakers, organizations and businesses are participating in the event to provide hands on learning and research opportunities.
Says Meladina Hardy: “This is an important event that seeks to build self esteem in our youth. The purpose is to recognize the achievements of those who have overcome major obstacles to reach their personal goals and to provide them with access to opportunities that might motivate them to continue to pursue their personal ambitions. We would like to encourage local people, businesses and organizations to either sponsor our event or to purchase tickets to the dinner in support of these hard working young people. All proceeds from the event will go towards student bursaries”
The event is being organized by volunteers from Matawa First Nations Management, Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Anishinabek Educational Institute, Yes Employment services.
For further information please call: Georgette O’Nabigon, Matawa First Nations Management: (807) 346 8009
Firedog Public Relations & Marketing: 807 767 4443 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pikangikum 2nd Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held December 15, 16, 17, & 18 2004
*Open Ice Body Contact*
Entry Fee $1200.00 - $200 will go towards ice time and includes player passes.
6 Local Teams. Open to 6 outside teams with a deposit of $300 (non refundable) accomodations will be provided.
Championship Prize $6000.00
Contact Van Keeper (h) 773 - 5172 (w) 773 1039
Lyle Keeper 773 - 1074 (w)773 5557
Ken Strang 773 - 5346 (w) 773 5097
Randy Moose 773 1093
DFC Thunderhawks will be playing tonight against the Westgate Tigers at 7:00 pm at St. Pats High School.
Monday, November 15, 2004.