Two Row Times reporter Jayson Koblun and sales executive Tiff Thomas are on a tour of duty with the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation to remote reserves in northern Ontario. With help from Henderson Playground Equipment of Simcoe, creative playgrounds are being installed in remote Northern Ontario communities.
Tiff and Jay will be filing stories from reserves at Moose Cree, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Fort Albany as the Dreamcatcher Foundation reaches out to these too often forgotten communities.
Last trip to the north, Dreamcatcher brought something at a time when there was very little good news to be had. “Hope,” said one young mother and resident of Wabigoon. “It opens the door for hope.”
The Dreamcatcher Foundation has committed to purchasing and installing new playgrounds for First Nations children of the north. This year’s trip is part of the Dreamcatcher mission to help children from remote reserves, many of whom have suffered from the effects of natural disasters, unemployment, and youth suicide, coupled with decades of chronic government underfunding.
Watch for Jayson’s report when our team members return next week.