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Northern Neighbours Fundraiser Underway

Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 12:58 PM


Members of the Kjast’an Drummers  rehearse  before  taking the stage – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C.-  It started as a   suggestion on facebook,  and quickly grew to an event  aimed at raising money for those impacted by the Fort McMurray fires.

Kim Gouchie  is one of the organizers for the event which is taking place   at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park   through to the early afternoon today .”A friend of mine,  Sharon Patterson  said  ‘Hey Kim we  should get some musicians together and  do a fundraiser for the families impacted by the fort McMurray fires'”  says Gouchie,  so Kim started organizing,   getting in touch with  some musician friends and  some local  businesses “All of a sudden boom,  here we are.”

The weather is cooperating  and anyone wanting to make a donation  can do so  by  paying $2  to “spin the wheel”  and  get a prize.   20160515_111135 There are also  raffle draws,  glitter tattoo  art  and of course food .  ” Integris ( Credit Union)  is here  with their bar b-que’s,   and Save On foods donated the hot dogs for sale and all proceeds will go to the cause”  says Gouchie.

The organizers and participants encouraged by the fact  the dollars raised for the Red Cross will be matched dollar for dollar by the Federal Government. “Hopefully we ‘re going to raise as much money as we possibly can to help the  Fort McMurray community rebuild.”

“We have a connection with the Red Cross for the event, so we know the Government will match  dollar for dollar,  which is really  good incentive.”

The fundraiser  goes until   a little after two this afternoon at Lheidl T’enneh Memorial Park.





Amazing that a people can be so generous and caring despite the inter-generational poverty and government sanctioned abuse (residential schools) they have been through. Mussi Cho for being this giving to a community ravaged by fire.

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