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Temagami Community Foundation

COVID-19 UPDATE

Message from the Co-Chairs

Bill Kitts & Jack Tuomi

Co-Chairs, Temagami Community Foundation

We hope that you, your family and friends are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Everyone’s lives have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, some more than others. It is gratifying to see how families, friends and communities are rallying around to help each other as we collectively face this battle.  At the Temagami Community Foundation, we have made changes to meet the challenges that we now face. We have temporarily closed our office in the train station but our administrator, Debbie Morrow is continuing to answer the phone, respond to e-mails and tend to Foundation business from her home.

The Toronto fundraising dinner has been postponed until next year. A great deal of planning had been done for this major fund raiser by the events committee and many tickets had been sold. Thanks to the committee for their hard work, to the event sponsors and to all that purchased tickets. A letter will be sent out to ticket holders advising them of their options with regard to their tickets.

Registration for our annual Arts Camp that is held in July has been put on hold for now. Hopefully this camp will still go ahead but we cannot say for sure at this time. Likewise, for the canoe museum trip that we had hoped to sponsor for children this summer. Other summer events such as the fish fry are also on hold.

We have received several grant requests this year and have made two grants to date, one to the Temagami Fish Hatchery and another to Living Temagami. Several others are under review and we expect to make more grants in the near future. We have also reached out to community leaders to determine if there are areas in the community that are in need where we could make further grants during these extraordinary times. All grant requests will go through our normal review and approval process.

The Temagami Community Foundation remains committed to and will support our community through this challenging period.

We thank you for your continuing support.

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The Temagami Community Foundation has been relying on the generosity, vision and enthusiasm of those, like you, who know and love Temagami. Our foundation is unique because our supporters come together from three distinct groups: Residents of Temagami, Temagami First Nation Members, and seasonal lake Residents.

What brings us together is the desire to preserve and enrich the lands of Temagami and the lives of the people who live here. Our mission is to:
* Promote environmental stewardship and awareness
* Support community arts and culture
* Honour First Nation heritage
* Foster sustainable community economic development

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