Members of the Dryden Native Friendship Centre are thanking the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation community after a huge $23,000 donation.

Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation held their second annual Bannock Burger Fundraiser in September, raising $23,000 – over $7,000 more than last year’s amount.

The fundraising event was organized by Cindy Shabaquay and Tyson Gardner of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, who brought members of the community together to volunteer their time.

“Extremely thankful Dryden Native Friendship Centre is to Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation for all their fundraising efforts and that the funding will go to supporting the vulnerable population that DNFC serves,” expressed Executive Director of the DNFC, Cheryl Edwards.

The bannock burger fundraiser initially raised $1,130 before the amount was matched by a variety of local businesses and organizations, raising the total to $23,000. Other donations include:

- WLON Youth Group
- WLON Women’s Circle
- WLON Men’s Group
- WLON Knowledge Keepers
- BT+T Construction Inc
- Winmac Construction Services
- KGS Group
- Scatliff + Miller + Murray
- Valard Construction
- Treasury Metals Inc
- Great River Road Contracting
- Kerwin Consulting
- Sigfusson Northern
- Superior Propane
- Travis Wabonge Construction
- Rob Williams Contracting + McIvor Therapies
- SunTrac Contracting + Rentals Inc
- Wataynikaneyap Power
- S. Burnett + Associates Limited