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Wiikwemkoong Elders Home Capital Campaign gets a boost

The Wiikwemkoong Elders Home Capital Campaign is well underway with a recent telethon and donation by another community on Manitoulin Island.

Ogimaa Kwe Rachel Manitowabi extended thanks to M’Chigeeng First Nation for its $10,000 donation, as well as accepting a second cheque for $6,000 from the volunteers who hosted a local Christmas Telethon earlier this month.

She says their current non-profit Wikwemikong Nursing Home is one of only four long-term care facilities in Ontario geared to First Nations.

Considered a ‘state of the art’ facility when it was built in 1972, she says it no longer meets current provincial standards, so the community is looking at constructing a new facility to house 98 beds.

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Manitowabi adds the fundraising will continue since the licencing for the home will expire in 2025.

Donations to the campaign can be made by visiting the website:

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